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Bodies of Thought: Thoughts about the Body in Eighteenth-Century England

  • Roy Porter

Abstract

Roy Porter uses the polarity of mind and body to show how the praise of the former at the expense of the latter has been a recurring theme in Western culture, whether in medieval religion or twentieth-century Freudian theory.

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Eighteenth Century Corporeal Punishment Scientific Revolution Social Threat Intellectual Tradition 
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