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Summaries of Key Texts:
David Hume, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
Henry Mackenzie, Man of Feeling
John Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
Rita Carter, Mapping the Mind
The Modern Brain
Doctors, Patients, Thinkers, and Writers
Eighteenth-century Medical Procedures and Medications
Medical Disorders in the Eighteenth Century
Extended Research on Related Topics
Welcome to the Mapping the Eighteenth-Century Mind Class Wiki!
Here, you will find information about the eighteenth-century mind that students at Georgia Tech compiled as part of a Spring 2010 course. Our goal in building this wiki was to collect as much reliable information as we could about eighteenth-century philosophies of mind, representations of the mind, and scientific and medical practices related to the brain. Here, you'll be able to find information about:
contemporary scientific discoveries about the mind
important philosophical writings about the mind in the 1700s, including John Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding and David Hume's Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
literary representations of the mind and cognitive processes, including Henry Mackenzie's The Man of Feeling
medical and scientific procedures and practices, including those at Bedlam and bloodletting, electrical experiments, and autopsies
the terms used in philosophical, medical, scientific, and cultural discourses about the mind in the eighteenth century
the people involved in understanding the mind in the eighteenth century, including philosophers, writers, hospital administrators, and patients
visual representations of the mind in the eighteenth century
theories of the mind and the body, including those related to vapours, nerves, and sensibility
relevant resources researchers can consult to find our more information about the eighteenth-century mind
key questions our study of the mind has generated
We hope you enjoy our wiki and find it both useful and illuminating.
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