La Mettrie: Machine Man and Other Writings / Edition 1 by Julien Offray de La Mettrie | 9780521478496 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
La Mettrie: Machine Man and Other Writings / Edition 1

La Mettrie: Machine Man and Other Writings / Edition 1

by Julien Offray de La Mettrie
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521478499

ISBN-13: 9780521478496

Pub. Date: 04/28/1996

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Julien Offray de La Mettrie (1709-51), author of Man a Machine (1747), was the most uncompromising of the materialists of the eighteenth century, and the provocative title of his work ensured it a succès de scandale in his own time. This fully annotated edition presents a new English translation of the text together with the most important of La Mettrie's

Overview

Julien Offray de La Mettrie (1709-51), author of Man a Machine (1747), was the most uncompromising of the materialists of the eighteenth century, and the provocative title of his work ensured it a succès de scandale in his own time. This fully annotated edition presents a new English translation of the text together with the most important of La Mettrie's other philosophical works, translated into English for the first time. Ann Thomson's introduction examines his aims and the scandalous moral consequences which he drew from his materialism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521478496
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Series:
Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword; Introduction; Chronology; Further reading; 1. Machine Man; 2. Treatise on the soul; 3. Man as Plant; 4. The System of Epicurus; 5. Anti-Seneca or the Sovereign Good; 6. Preliminary Discourse; Index.

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