At the Borders of the Human Beasts, Bodies and Natural Philosophy in the Early Modern Period

ISBN-10: 0333973844
ISBN-13: 9780333973844
Edition: 2002 (Revised)
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Description: What is, what was the human? This book argues that the making of the human as it is now understood implies a renegotiation of the relationship between the self and the world.

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Book details

List price: $46.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 9/5/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 269
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946

What is, what was the human? This book argues that the making of the human as it is now understood implies a renegotiation of the relationship between the self and the world.

Acknowledgments
List of Illustrations
Notes on the Contributors
Introduction: the Dislocation of the Human
Humanity at a Price: Erasmus, Bude, and the Poverty of Philology
Animal Passions and Human Sciences: Shame, Blushing and Nakedness in Early Modern Europe and the New World
Bodily Regimen and Fear of the Beast: 'Plausibility' in Renaissance Domestic Tragedy
Midwifery and the New Science in the Seventeenth Century: Language, Print and the Theatre
Calling Creatures by their True Names: Bacon, the New Science and the Beast in Man
Cartographic Arrest: Harvey, Raleigh, Drayton and the Mapping of Sense
'The Doubtful Traveller': Mathematics, Metaphor, and the Cartographic Origins of the American Frontier
Seeing and Knowing: Science, Pornography and Early Modern Hermaphrodites
'Forms Such as Never Were in Nature': the Renaissance Cyborg
Bodies without Souls: the Case of Peter the Wild Boy
Monstrous Perfectibility: Ape-Human Transformations in Hobbes, Bulwer, Tyson
The Economy of Nymphomania: Luxury, Virtue, Sentiment and Desire in Mid-Eighteenth Century Medical Discourse
Index

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