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Brainhood, anthropological figure of modernity
  • F. Vidal
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • History of the human sciences
  • 1 February 2009
It is suggested that the brain is necessarily the location of the `modern self', and that, consequently, the cerebral subject is the anthropological figure inherent to modernity (at least insofar as modernity gives supreme value to the individual as autonomous agent of choice and initiative). Expand
Brains, Bodies, Selves, and Science: Anthropologies of Identity and the Resurrection of the Body
930 Research for this article and related work in progress has been supported by a John Simon GuggenheimMemorial Fellowship and a grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation. Earlier versionsExpand
Piaget before Piaget
Introduction - biography and autobiography Neuchatel, an orderly little town mollusk taxonomy natural history the friends of nature Piaget discovers Bergson natural history and creative evolution atExpand
Mapping the cerebral subject in contemporary culture
The research reported here aims at mapping the “cerebral subject” in contemporary society. The term “cerebral subject” refers to an anthropological figure that embodies the belief that human beingsExpand
Phenomenology of the Locked-In Syndrome: an Overview and Some Suggestions
There is no systematic knowledge about how individuals with Locked-in Syndrome (LIS) experience their situation. A phenomenology of LIS, in the sense of a description of subjective experience asExpand
Contextual Biography and the Evolving Systems Approach to Creativity
ABSTRACT: This article describes why the author abandoned nomothetic methods in favor of the more idiographic focus of biography. The author outlines the advantages of contextual biography. InExpand