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Being Brains : Making the Cerebral Subject.

Author: Fernando Vidal; Francisco Ortega
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2017.
Series: Forms of Living Ser.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sketches the history of the belief that human beings are essentially their brains, and documents and critically discusses its contemporary forms across a range of contexts, including mental health, the human sciences, and literature and film.
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Vidal, Fernando.
Being Brains : Making the Cerebral Subject.
New York : Fordham University Press, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Fernando Vidal; Francisco Ortega
ISBN: 9780823276097 0823276090 9780823277100 0823277100
OCLC Number: 1000452968
Awards: Winner of 2018 Outstanding Book in the History of the Neurosciences Award.
Description: 1 online resource (329 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; To Begin With; 1. Genealogy of the Cerebral Subject; 2. Disciplines of the Neuro; 3. Cerebralizing Distress; 4. Brains on Screen and Paper; Up for Grabs --
Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.
Series Title: Forms of Living Ser.

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