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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

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

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823283910.003.0006

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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