Cannibals & Philosophers: Bodies of Enlightenment


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"Gnawing at the heart of the age of Enlightenment was the self-contradicting, self-abhorring, self-consuming figure of the cannibal: the unavoidable figure of radical metamorphosis. In the image of cannibalism, Western self-regard and its vision of otherness in nature, culture, and spirit came to a momentous crisis."--from Cannibals and Philosophers Taking us to the heart of the Enlightenment via the stomach, Daniel Cottom argues that the period was from the beginning obsessed with guts and disgust as much as it was with ...

Cannibals & Philosophers: Bodies of Enlightenment 2001, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801865510