Mind, Body, Motion, Matter
by Mary Helen McMurran, Alison Conway
Publisher: University of Toronto Press 2016
Number of pages: 304
'Mind, Body, Motion, Matter' investigates the relationship between the eighteenth century's two predominant approaches to the natural world -- mechanistic materialism and vitalism -- in the works of leading British and French writers such as Daniel Defoe, William Hogarth, Laurence Sterne, the third Earl of Shaftesbury and Denis Diderot.
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