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Title Soul machine : the invention of the modern mind / George Makari.
Author Makari, George, author.
Publication New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2015]
Edition First edition.
Description xvi, 656 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Call # 128.209 M
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.
Civilization.
Civilization. (OCoLC)fst00862898
Philosophy of mind. (OCoLC)fst01060840
Rationalism. (OCoLC)fst01090275
Reason. (OCoLC)fst01091272
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780393059656 hardcover
0393059650 hardcover

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