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Beyond Death: Posthuman Perspectives in Christoph Wilhelm Hufeland's 'Macrobiotics'

Holland, Jocelyn (2018) Beyond Death: Posthuman Perspectives in Christoph Wilhelm Hufeland's 'Macrobiotics'. In: Posthumanism in the Age of Humanism: Mind, Matter, and the Life Sciences after Kant. New Directions in German Studies. No.23. Bloomsbury Academic , London, pp. 269-285. ISBN 9781501335709.

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In this essay, I argue that the questions raised by Rosi Braidotti with regard a posthuman understanding of death are not new and that they connect in unexpected ways Goethe-era physician Christoph Hufeland’s treatise on Macrobiotics, or the Art of Prolonging Life. More generally, I also show how there are elements of the posthuman theories of death more grounded in historical writing conventions than have previously been acknowledged by posthuman thinkers.

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Deposited By: Jocelyn Holland
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