Timothy Leary
#998 Overall Influence

Timothy Leary

American psychologist

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Timothy Francis Leary was an American psychologist and writer known for his strong advocacy of psychedelic drugs. Evaluations of Leary are polarized, ranging from bold oracle to publicity hound. He was “a hero of American consciousness,” according to Allen Ginsberg, and Tom Robbins called him a “brave neuronaut.” But to Louis Menand, it was a put-on: “The only things Leary was serious about were pleasure and renown.” Leary was not a seeker of truth, according to Menand: “He liked women, he liked being the center of attention, and he liked to get high.”

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University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley

Public research university in Berkeley, California, United States

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College of the Holy Cross
College of the Holy Cross

Liberal arts college in Massachusetts, United States

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Harvard University
Harvard University

Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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University of Alabama
University of Alabama

Public university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

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Washington State University
Washington State University

Public university in Pullman, Washington, USA

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Influence Rankings by Discipline

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#167 World Rank #80 USA Rank
Psychology
#1446 World Rank #301 USA Rank
Literature