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Childish Things

J. Allan Mitchell

in Becoming Human: The Matter of the Medieval Child

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689965
eISBN:
9781452949529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689965.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The second essay takes up both physical and literary examples of childish things. The anarchic forces of miniature matters are palpable even as such small-scale things articulate with human fantasy. ... More


Being Born

J. Allan Mitchell

in Becoming Human: The Matter of the Medieval Child

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689965
eISBN:
9781452949529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689965.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The first essay examines narratives of gestation and growth in medieval medical science, natural philosophy, zoology, and cosmology. Mitchell argues that embryology and infancy enable an exigent ... More


The Mess

J. Allan Mitchell

in Becoming Human: The Matter of the Medieval Child

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689965
eISBN:
9781452949529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689965.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The third essay proposes that the condition of human dependency and self-estrangement at the dining table. Otherwise incommensurable matters (mineral, vegetable, and animal) are incorporated at ... More


Becoming Human: The Matter of the Medieval Child

J. Allan Mitchell

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689965
eISBN:
9781452949529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689965.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

A provocative historical inquiry into human becoming, this book consists of a set of idiosyncratic essays on embryology and infancy, play and games, manners, meals, and other messes. Inspecting a ... More


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