Man A Machine: Including Frederick the Great's "Eulogy" on la Mettrie and Extracts from la Mettrie's "The Natural History of the Soul" Julien Offray de la Mettrie, Gertrude Carman Bussey, notes.

Man A Machine: Including Frederick the Great's "Eulogy" on la Mettrie and Extracts from la Mettrie's "The Natural History of the Soul"

First Thus. Very Good. Item #5250

Chicago: The Open Court Publishing Co., 1912. First Printing thus. Octavo; 216pp. Portrait frontis with tissue guard. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt border, lettering, and illustration. Boards rubbed along edges with bumping to corners and spine ends, along with a few light scuffs to back. Spine a bit rolled. A couple pages with shallow, clean tears in margins, not involving text. Book opens easily to between a few gatherings, but binding is secure. Pages unmarked.

Originally published as L'homme Machine in 1747, de la Mettrie expands upon Descartes' idea of animals as automatons to consider humans in the same light.

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