Flesh in the Age of Reason: The Modern Foundations of Body and Soul

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Starting with the revolutionary ideas of the Renaissance that challenged the sense of the body as a corrupt vessel for the soul, Porter goes on to chart how--through figures as diverse as Locke, Swift, Johnson, and Gibbon--ideas about medicine, politics, and religion fundamentally changed notions of self.

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Flesh in the Age of Reason: The Modern Foundations of Body and Soul
2005, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780393326963

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Flesh in the Age of Reason: The Modern Foundations of Body and Soul
2004, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780393050752

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