At the Borders of the Human Beasts, Bodies and Natural Philosophy in the Early Modern Period
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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List price: $46.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 9/5/1999
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
|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|