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Experimental Selves: Person and Experience in Early Modern Europe

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Drawing on the generous semantic range the term enjoyed in early modern usage, Experimental Selves argues that 'person,' as early moderns understood this concept, was an 'experimental' phenomenon-at once a given of experience and the self-conscious arena of that experience. Person so conceived was discovered to be a four-dimensional creature: a composite of mind or 'inner' personality; of the body and outward appearance; of social relationship; and of time. Through a series of case studies keyed to a wide variety of social ...

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Experimental Selves: Person and Experience in Early Modern Europe
2018, University of Toronto Press, Toronto

ISBN-13: 9781487503680

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