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Mettrie Machine Man and Other Writings

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ISBN-10: 0521478499

ISBN-13: 9780521478496

Edition: 1996

Authors: Ann Thomson, Karl Ameriks, Desmond M. Clarke, Julien Offray de La Mettrie

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Julien Offray de La Mettrie (1709-51), author of Machine Man (1747), was the most uncompromising of the materialists of the eighteenth century, and the provocative title of his work ensured it a succs de scandale in his own time. It was however a serious, if polemical, attempt to provide an explanation of the workings of the human body and mind in purely material terms and to show that thought was the product of the workings of the brain alone. This fully annotated edition presents a new English translation of the text together with the most important of La Mettries other philosophical works, translated into English for the first time, and Ann Thomsons introduction examines his aims and the…    
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Book details

List price: $40.99
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/18/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 212
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Foreword
Introduction
Chronology
Further reading
Machine Man
Treatise on the soul
Man as Plant
The System of Epicurus
Anti-Seneca or the Sovereign Good
Preliminary Discourse
Index