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The Resource Soul machine : the invention of the modern mind, George Makari

Soul machine : the invention of the modern mind, George Makari

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Soul machine : the invention of the modern mind
Title
Soul machine
Title remainder
the invention of the modern mind
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George Makari
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Author
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Language
eng
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
  • This book takes us back to the origins of modernity, a time when a crisis in religious authority and the scientific revolution led to searching questions about the nature of human inner life. This is the story of how a new concept--the mind--emerged as a potential solution, one that was part soul and part machine, but fully neither. In this groundbreaking work, award-winning historian George Makari shows how writers, philosophers, physicians, and anatomists worked to construct notions of the mind as not an ethereal thing, but a natural one. From the ascent of Oliver Cromwell to the fall of Napoleon, seminal thinkers like Hobbes, Locke, Diderot, and Kant worked alongside often-forgotten brain specialists, physiologists, and alienists in the hopes of mapping the inner world. Conducted in a cauldron of political turmoil, these frequently shocking, always embattled efforts would give rise to psychiatry, mind sciences such as phrenology, and radically new visions of the self. Further, they would be crucial to the establishment of secular ethics and political liberalism. Boldly original, wide-ranging, and brilliantly synthetic, Soul Machine gives us a new account of the making of the modern Western mind.--Adapted from book jacket
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Makari, George
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Reason
  • Rationalism
  • Civilization
Label
Soul machine : the invention of the modern mind, George Makari
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 alienists -- Kant and the age of self-criticism -- Rhapsodies for psyche -- The promise of phrenology -- The mind eclipsed
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 656 pages
Isbn
9780393353464
Lccn
2015013988
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)902661398
  • (OCoLC)ocn902661398
  • 938847
Label
Soul machine : the invention of the modern mind, George Makari
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 alienists -- Kant and the age of self-criticism -- Rhapsodies for psyche -- The promise of phrenology -- The mind eclipsed
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 656 pages
Isbn
9780393353464
Lccn
2015013988
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)902661398
  • (OCoLC)ocn902661398
  • 938847

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