Enlightened Machines:

Enlightened Machines: "Man Is a Machine" and Related Works

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Overview

"Let us boldly conclude that Man is a Machine; and that in the whole universe there is only a single substance, modified in various ways."

In La Mettrie's thought, humans, animals, plants, and all that lives are equal: either all of them have souls (whatever is meant by that word) or none do. He emphasized the "uniformity of nature" and the analogies between so many organs in humans and other animals, including plants. He even developed an evolutionary hypothesis well ahead of Darwin.

This collection contains the following works, most of which have never been fully translated before now:

-The Natural History of the Soul
-Man Is a Machine (AKA Man-Machine or Man a Machine)
-Man Is a Plant
-Animals Are More than Machines
-An Epistle to My Mind
-The Little Man with a Long Tail

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157912666
Publisher: Kirk Watson
Publication date: 01/28/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 484 KB

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