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Published: 05 December 2016

336 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199348190

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Melancholic Habits

Burton's Anatomy & the Mind Sciences

Jennifer Radden

  • Takes a serious look at Robert Burton's long-neglected classic The Anatomy of Melancholy
  • Argues that the Anatomy can be selectively read and interpreted to reveal a model of mind close to today's cognitivist ones
  • Shows Burton to use a causal analysis that places his account of melancholy with very recent models of depression construed as networks