Flesh in the Age of Reason

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Penguin UK, 2005/01/27 - 592 ページ

'As an introduction to early modern thinking and the impact of past ideas on present lives, this book can find few equals and no superiors. Porter is a witty, humane writer with an extraordinary vocabulary and a sparkling sense of fun. Whether he is quoting from obscure medical texts or analysing scabrous diaries, dishing the dirt on long-dead bigwigs or evoking sympathy for human suffering, his grasp is masterly and his erudition appealing. I wish I could read it again for the first time: you can.' Times Educational Supplement, Book of the Week

In this startlingly brilliant sequel to the prize-winning ENLIGHTENMENT Roy Porter completes his lifetime's work, offering a magical, enthusiastic and charming account of the writings of some of the most attractive figures ever to write English.

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Having been recommended this book by a professor of sociology, I had high hopes for Flesh in the Age of Reason, and I was not disappointed. Porter deftly handles multiple facets of philosophy around ... レビュー全文を読む

FLESH IN THE AGE OF REASON

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Selective survey of how thinking about the self changed in 18th-century Britain, designed to be a sequel to The Creation of the Modern World: The British Enlightenment (2000).Porter (Social History of ... レビュー全文を読む

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THE RATIONAL SELF
SCIENCE RESCUES THE SPIRIT
JOHN LOCKE REWRITES THE SOUL
THE POLITE SELF IN THE POLITE BODY
NIGHTMARE SELVES 10 JOHNSON AND INCORPORATED MINDS 11 EDWARD GIBBON FAME AND MORTALITY
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Roy Porter was until his retirement Professor in the Social History of Medicine at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine. His last book ENLIGHTENMENT won a 2001 Wolfson Prize. He completed FLESH IN THE AGE OF REASON in the week of his death.

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