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Brutal reasoning : animals, rationality, and humanity in early modern England

Author: Erica Fudge
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Brutal Reasoning looks at the ways in which humans were conceptualized, at what being "human" meant, and at how humans could lose their humanity. -- Cornell University Press

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Erica Fudge
ISBN: 9780801444548 0801444543
OCLC Number: 603931704
Awards: Winner of A 2007 Choice Magazine "Outstanding Academic Title.
Description: 224 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: Being human --
Becoming human --
Becoming animal --
Being animal --
A reasonable animal? --
A reasonable human? --
Conclusion : brutal reasoning.
Responsibility: Erica Fudge.
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"At the heart of Brutal Reasoning is a contention that modern historiography has ignored how instrumental animals have been in forming humanity's ideas of itself. Fudge argues that scholars have Read more...

 
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