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Pain, pleasure, and the greater good : from the Panopticon to the Skinner box and beyond

Author: Cathy Gere
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cathy Gere
ISBN: 9780226501857 022650185X
OCLC Number: 975905787
Description: vii, 292 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: diving into the wreck --
Trial of the archangels --
Epicurus at the scaffold --
Nasty, British, and short --
The monkey in the Panopticon --
In which we wonder who is crazy --
Epicurus unchained --
Afterword: the restoration of the monarchy.
Responsibility: Cathy Gere.
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"In this powerful, intelligent, and often disturbing book, Cathy Gere shows clearly how nineteenth-century models of human nature nourished terrifying medical crimes during the twentieth century. The Read more...

 
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