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Published October 4, 2018 | public
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Beyond Death: Posthuman Perspectives in Christoph Wilhelm Hufeland's 'Macrobiotics'


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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