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Persons and Things

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PAPERBACK

$28.50 • £22.95 • €25.50

ISBN 9780674046283

Publication Date: 03/31/2010

Short

272 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

World

  • Prologue
    • 1. Toys R Us: Legal Persons, Personal Pronouns, Definitions
  • Things
    • 2. The Poetics of Things: Marianne Moore and Francis Ponge
    • 3. Monuments
  • The Thingliness of Persons
    • 4. Ego Sum Game
    • 5. They Urn It
    • 6. Puppets and Prostheses
    • 7. Using People: Kant with Winnicott
  • The Personhood of Things
    • 8. Romancing the Stone
    • 9. Surmounted Beliefs
    • 10. Artificial Life
    • 11. Real Dolls
    • 12. Animation
  • Persons
    • 13. Face Value
    • 14. Anthropomorphism in Lyric and Law
    • 15. Lost Cause
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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