ISBN-10:
0231128460
ISBN-13:
9780231128469
Pub. Date:
05/28/2003
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
The End of the Soul: Scientific Modernity, Atheism, and Anthropology in France

The End of the Soul: Scientific Modernity, Atheism, and Anthropology in France

by Jennifer Hecht

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ISBN-13: 9780231128469
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 05/28/2003
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.38(w) x 9.24(h) x 1.35(d)

About the Author

Jennifer Michael Hecht is the author of Doubt: A History and two award-winning books of poetry, The Next Ancient World and Funny. She is a contributor to The New York Times and The Washington Post and is a fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsix
Acknowledgmentsxi
Introduction: The End of the Soul1
1.The Society of Mutual Autopsy and the Liturgy of Death6
2.Evangelical Atheism and the Rise of French Anthropology41
3.Sentific Materialism and the Public Response91
4.Careers in Anthropology and the Bertillon Family135
5.No Soul, No Morality: Vacher de Lapouge168
6.Body and Soul: Leonce Manouvrier and the Disappearing Numbers211
7.The Leftist Critique of Determinist Science257
8.Coda296
Conclusion306
Notes319
Bibliography366
Index387

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