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The Mind is a Collection: Case Studies in Eighteenth-Century Thought

  • Published Date: 2015

15446 68703Sean Silver
University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015.

Organized as the exhibit catalogue of an online museum of eighteenth-century objects (see below), The Mind Is a Collection approaches seventeenth- and eighteenth-century metaphors of the mind from a material point of view. Winner of the Kenshur Prize (ASECS, 2016) for "an outstanding monograph of interest to eighteenth-century scholars working in a range of disciplines."  Shortlisted for the British Society of Literature and Science best book prize (2016).