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By Cătălin Avramescu,Alistair Ian Blyth

ISBN-10: 0691133271

ISBN-13: 9780691133270

ISBN-10: 0691152195

ISBN-13: 9780691152196

The cannibal has performed a shockingly very important function within the historical past of thought--perhaps the last word image of savagery and degradation-- haunting the Western mind's eye given that earlier than the Age of Discovery, whilst Europeans first encountered actual cannibals and similar terrible tales of shipwrecked tourists consuming one another. An highbrow background of Cannibalism is the 1st booklet to systematically learn the position of the cannibal within the arguments of philosophers, from the classical interval to fashionable disputes approximately such wide-ranging matters as vegetarianism and definitely the right to non-public property.

Catalin Avramescu exhibits how the cannibal is, sooner than the rest, a theoretical creature, one whose destiny sheds gentle at the decline of theories of typical legislation, the emergence of modernity, and modern notions approximately stable and evil. This provocative heritage of rules lines the cannibal's visual appeal all through Western suggestion, first as a creature springing from the menagerie of common legislations, later as a diabolical retort to theological dogmas concerning the resurrection of the physique, and eventually to present-day social, moral, and political debates within which the cannibal is considered during the lens of anthropology or invoked within the carrier of ethical relativism.

finally, An highbrow historical past of Cannibalism is the tale of the beginning of modernity and of the philosophies of tradition that arose within the wake of the Enlightenment. it's a e-book that lays naked the darker fears and impulses that path throughout the Western highbrow tradition.

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