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Subjugated Animals: Animals and Anthropocentrism in Early Modern European Culture

Discusses early modern attitudes toward animals with an emphasis on anthropocentrism, and on interdisciplinary sources, including intellectual history, the history of science, literature and art.

From Beast-Machine to Man-Machine: Animal Soul in French Letters from Descartes to La Mettrie

An indispensible account of the transition from the Cartesian view of animals as mere biological machines to La Mettrie’s view that human beings are also just such machines. Rosenfield’s work is especially important for its consideration of a wide…