Mind, body, and the moral imagination in the eighteenth-century British Atlantic world

@inproceedings{Prykhodko2011MindBA,
  title={Mind, body, and the moral imagination in the eighteenth-century British Atlantic world},
  author={Yaroslav Prykhodko},
  year={2011}
}
This dissertation deals with ideas and assumptions about human nature in the cultural life of the eighteenthcentury British Atlantic world. Most scholars see in this period a decline of the traditional Western dualism in the understanding of human nature. Empiricist philosophy, we are told, increasingly denied the possibility of distinguishing between the body and reason, much less between the body and "soul." Moralists now tended to locate social and moral reactions in sensation and… CONTINUE READING

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