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How the Human Animal Found Its Self

Science  28 May 2004:
Vol. 304, Issue 5675, pp. 1248-1249
DOI: 10.1126/science.1097381

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Flesh in the Age of Reason The Modern Foundations of Body and Soul. by Roy Porter. Norton, New York, 2004. 592 pp. $29.95. ISBN 0-393-05075-0. Allen Lane (Penguin), London, 2003. £25. ISBN 0-713-99149-6.

In his last book, Porter reviews 18th-century arguments about the mind, body, and soul to explore the interplay among "the moral, the material, and the medical" in Enlightenment Britain.

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