The Mind is a Collection: Case Studies in Eighteenth-Century Thought.
This is a book about constructing an idea of mind through metaphor, linking our mental world to the physical as we understand it. How does an object stand for an idea? How does our concept of self change as our mind meets the world in different ways? To quote from the jacket, "By examining lived environments and embodied habits from 1660 to 1800, Silver demonstrates that the philosophical dualism separating mind from body and idea from thing was inextricably established through active engagement with crafted ecologies." LIKE NEW. University of Pennsylvania Press. List price $69.95. 2015. Hb, Dj. USED. $30.00