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Flesh in the Age of Reason, Roy Porter ; foreword by Simon Schama

Flesh in the Age of Reason, Roy Porter ; foreword by Simon Schama
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 475-555) and index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Flesh in the Age of Reason
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Responsibility statement
Roy Porter ; foreword by Simon Schama
"How did we come to a modern understanding of our bodies and souls? ... Roy Porter charts how, through figures as diverse as Locke, Swift, Johnson, and Gibbon, ideas about medicine, politics, and religion fundamentally changed notions of self"--Page [2] of jacket
Table Of Contents
Know yourself -- Religion and the soul -- Medicine and the body -- The rational self -- Science rescues the spirit -- John Locke rewrites the soul -- The spectator : the polite self in the polite body -- Shaftesbury and Mandeville -- Swift and the Scriblerans : nightmare selves -- Johnson and incorporated minds -- Edward Gibbon : fame and mortality -- This mortal coil -- Flesh and form -- Putting on a face -- Sexing the self -- Telling yourself -- And who are you? -- Unreason -- Scottish selves -- Psychologizing the self -- Industrial bodies -- Dependent bodies -- William Godwin : awakening the mind -- William Blake : the body mystical -- Byron : sexy satire -- The march of mind
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