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The Reproduction of Life DeathDerrida's La vie la mort$
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Dawne McCance

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780823283910

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823283910.001.0001

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Life Worth More Than Life

Life Worth More Than Life

(p.97) Chapter 5 Life Worth More Than Life
The Reproduction of Life Death

Dawne McCance

Fordham University Press

The “normal (i.e., rational) man” ideal that fueled the eugenics movement has found its way into current (both religious and “non-speciesist”) ethics. The situation examined in this chapter is one in which a sovereign knower determines moral worth based on a “double-body” standard.

Keywords:   autopsy, Charcot, ethics, Freud, hysteria, photography, psychoanalysis, sovereignty

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