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by Kathleen Wellman

Category: Historical
Subcategory: Memoris and Biographies
Author: Kathleen Wellman
ISBN: 0822312042
ISBN13: 978-0822312048
Language: English
Publisher: Duke University Press Books (January 30, 1992)
Pages: 344
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But in this intellectual biography by Kathleen Wellman, La ilosophe-emerges as a central figure whose medical approach to philosophical and moral issues had a profound influence on the period and its legacy.

Kathleen Wellman is Associate Professor of History at Southern Methodist University. A must read if you are interested in the history of medicine and its impact on philosophy and human behavior

Kathleen Wellman is Associate Professor of History at Southern Methodist University. A must read if you are interested in the history of medicine and its impact on philosophy and human behavior. Fascinating to contemplate how medical facts led to life-style ideas, and were as ignored as climate change. The translation is very workable.

Wellman, Kathleen Anne, 1951-. La Mettrie, Julien Offray de, 1709-1751, Physicians, Philosophers. Durham : Duke University Press. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Tracey Gutierres on May 29, 2013.

La Mettrie arrived at this belief after finding that his bodily and mental illnesses were associated with each other. Kathleen Wellman: La Mettrie – Medicine, Philosophy, and Enlightenment.

La Mettrie arrived at this belief after finding that his bodily and mental illnesses were associated with each other Some of the evidence La Mettrie presented was disregarded due to the nature of it. He argued that events such as a beheaded chicken running around or a recently removed heart of an animal still working proved the connection between the brain and the body. Durham: Duke University Press 1992, chap. 8, pp. 213-245, part.

Wellman's study presents La Mettrie as an advocate of progressive medical theory and practice who consistently applied his medical concerns to the reform of philosophy, morals, and society. But in this intellectual biography by Kathleen Wellman, La ilosophe-emerges as a central figure whose medical approach to philosophical and moral issues had a profound influence on the period and its legacy.

But in this intellectual biography by Kathleen Wellman, La ilosophe-emerges as a central figure whose medical approach to philosophical and moral issues had a profound influence on the period and its legacy. Note: Durham, NC and London: Duke University Press, 1992. Subject: La Mettrie, Julien Offray de, 1709-1751. Subject: Physicians - France - Biography.

La Mettrie, Julien Offray de Physicians Philosophers. Similar books and articles. 17th/18th Century Philosophy. Ann Thomson & Julien Offray de La Mettrie - 1979.

In La Mettrie: Medicine, Philosophy, and Enlightenment, Wellman explores the ways in which philosophe and physician, Julien Offray de La. .

In La Mettrie: Medicine, Philosophy, and Enlightenment, Wellman explores the ways in which philosophe and physician, Julien Offray de La Mettrie’s medical concerns shaped his views on philosophy, morals, and social reform, and, conversely, how the emerging thought of the Enlightenment was reflected in his medical writings. The book also addresses the enduring mythology surrounding these women, relating captivating tales that uncover much about Renaissance modes of argument, symbols, and values, as well as our own modern preoccupations. Queens and Mistresses of Renaissance France is an important book.

Julien Offray de la Mettrie, best known as the author of L’Homme machine, appears as a minor character in most accounts of the Enlightenment. But in this intellectual biography by Kathleen Wellman, La Mettrie—physician-philosophe—emerges as a central figure whose medical approach to philosophical and moral issues had a profound influence on the period and its legacy.Wellman’s study presents La Mettrie as an advocate of progressive medical theory and practice who consistently applied his medical concerns to the reform of philosophy, morals, and society. By examining his training with the Dutch physician Hermann Boerhaave, his satires lampooning the ignorance and venality of the medical profession, and his medical treatises on subjects ranging from vertigo to veneral disease, Wellman illuminates the medical roots of La Mettrie’s philosophy. She shows how medicine encouraged La Mettrie to undertake an impiricist critique of the philosophical tradition and provided the foundation for a medical materialism that both shaped his understanding of the possibilities of moral and social reform and led him to espouse the cause of the philosophers.Elucidating the medical view of nature, human beings, and society that the Enlightenment and La Mettrie in particular bequethed to the modern world, La Mettrie makes an important contribution to our understanding of both that period and our own.
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