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Author Makari, George, author.

Title Soul machine : the invention of the modern mind / George Makari.

Publication Info. New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    128.209 MAK    Available
 PAS Allendale Branch Non-Fiction    128.209 MAK    DUE 09-07-20
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    128.209 MAK    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description xvi, 656 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A soirée with Mr. Spirit and Mr. Flesh -- Science and the thing that thinks -- Witches, melancholics, and fanatics -- A crisis of conscience -- "Myself in a storm" -- The sagacious Locke -- Bedlam in Britannia -- Sympathy, idea, nerve -- The cure of a lunatic king -- The French sensationalists -- Vitalism, the missing link -- Honest Jean-Jacques and the morals of sensibility -- Dr. Mesmer's invisible fire -- Journey to the end of reason -- Citizens and and alienists -- Kant and the age of self-criticism -- Rhapsodies for psyche -- The promise of phrenology -- The mind eclipsed.
Summary A comprehensive history of the creation of the modern Western mind recounts how crises in religious authority and the scientific revolution led to medical, literary and philosophical questions about the nature of human inner life. --Publisher
Subject Philosophy of mind -- History.
Reason -- History.
Rationalism -- History.
ISBN 9780393059656 hardcover
0393059650 hardcover

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