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Main Title Flesh in the Age of Reason
Author Porter, Roy
Publisher W.W. Norton & Co.,
Year Published 2004
OCLC Number 53940544
ISBN 0393050750
Subjects English literature--18th century--History and criticism ; Body, Human, in literature ; Enlightenment--Great Britain ; Mind and body in literature ; Rationalism in literature ; History of Medicine, 18th Cent.--Great Britain ; Human Body ; Mind-Body Relations (Metaphysics) ; Literature, Modern--history--Great Britain ; Philosophy ; Sociology, Medical--history--Great Britain ; History of Medicine, Early Modern--Great Britain ; Great Britain--Intellectual life--18th century
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKAM  Q 172.5 .P82 T2 2005 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 06/15/2005
Edition 1st American ed.
Collation xviii, 573 p. ; 25 cm.
Originally published: London : Allen Lane, 2003. Includes bibliographical references (p. 475-555) and index.
Contents Notes
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. "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"--p. {2} of jacket.