Flesh in the Age of Reason by Porter, Roy

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Published by Allen Lane in London, New York .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Great Britain,
  • Great Britain.

Subjects:

  • English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism,
  • Body, Human, in literature,
  • Enlightenment -- Great Britain,
  • Mind and body in literature,
  • Rationalism in literature,
  • Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 18th century

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 475-555) and index.

Book details

StatementRoy Porter ; foreword by Simon Schama.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR448.B63 P67 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 573 p. ;
Number of Pages573
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3363790M
ISBN 100713991496
LC Control Number2004426364

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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 the time of the enlightenment, weaving together the ideas of well known theorists on the links between mind, soul, spirit and the body/5.

His books include Blood and Guts, The Creation of the Modern World, Flesh in the Age of Reason, and The Greatest Benefit to Mankind, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award. Product details. Paperback: pages; Publisher: W.

Norton & Company; Revised ed. edition (Aug ) Cited by:   Flesh in the Age of Reason by Roy Porter pp, Allen Lane, £ Roy Porter's new book, Flesh in the Age of Reason, offers a brilliant and engagingly readable account of Author: Guardian Staff. This book examines the attitude towards the 'flesh' or the body from a historic perspective.

Drawing on his medical knowledge, as well as his deep familarity with the philosophical writers, Porter shows that the emergence of the scientific age resulted in the 'disappearance' of the 'soul' and the realization that flesh and soul, or spirit, are one/5(8).

FLESH IN THE AGE OF REASON User Review - Kirkus. 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 ().Porter (Social History of Read full review4/5(3).

The final draft of Flesh in the Age of Reason was finished before he died in March It lacks only the end notes which the author did not live to complete. Porter's 'triangle' is roughly equilateral and, as the opening quotation implies, the discourse covers an exceptionally wide field; this review concentrates on the medical arm of the Author: Richard Carter.

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 (). Porter (Social History of Medicine/University College, London), who died inpresents a gallery of literate men who formed thinking about personal identity during the Age of Reason.

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Flesh in the Age of Reason man ages, over and again, to spot the moments where a familiar modern preoccupation gets born and circulated in Author: Simon Schama.

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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 Wolfson Prize. He completed FLESH IN THE AGE OF REASON in the week of hi More about Roy Porter.

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 Wolfson Prize. He completed FLESH IN THE AGE OF REASON in the week of his death.4/5(1). %T Flesh in the Age of Reason %S How the Enlightenment transformed the way we see our bodies and souls %A Porter, Roy %I Penguin Books %C London %D%P xviii + pp %K history, sociology %O paperback %O foreword by Simon Schama.

Medical historian Roy Porter writes in Flesh in the Age of Reason: The Modern Foundations of Body and Soul that the “Black Death of the mid-fourteenth century and subsequent outbreaks had, of course, cast a long, dark shadow, and their aftermath was the culture of the Dance of Death, the worm-corrupted cadaver, the skull and crossbones and.

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Book title: Flesh In The Age Of Reason Author: Roy Porter Publisher: Allen Lane Church Times Bookshop £ THE SAD death of Roy Porter nearly two years ago occurred just before this book was ready for publication; and the form in which we now have it is due to the enthusiasm and devotion of some of his academic friends — including Simon Schama, who has also contributed a .'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.

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