Table of contents for MONSTERS AND PHILOSOPHY, List of Contributors iii Acknowledgments vii List of Abbreviations ix Introduction xi Charles T. Wolfe The Riddle of the Sphinx: Aristotle, Penelope, and Empedocles 1 Johannes Fritsche Science as a Cure for Fear: The Status of Monsters in Lucretius 21 Morgan Meis Nature and its Monsters During the Renaissance: Montaigne and Vanini 37 Tristan Dagron Conjoined Twins and the Limits of our Reason 61 Annie Bitbol-Hespériès Degeneration and Hybridism in the Early Modern Species Debate: Towards the Philosophical Roots of the Creation-Evolution Controversy 109 Justin E. H. Smith Leibniz on the Unicorn and Various other Curiosities 131 Roger Ariew The Creativity of God and the Order of Nature: Anatomizing Monsters in the Early Eighteenth Century 153 Anita Guerrini The Status of Anomalies in the Philosophy of Diderot 169 Annie Ibrahim The Materialist Denial of Monsters 187 Charles T. Wolfe Cerebral Assymetry, Monstrosities and Hegel. On the Situation of the Life Sciences in 1800 205 Michael Hagner The Lady Knight of the Perilous Place 217 Elfriede Jelinek Monster: More than a Word. . . From Portent to Anomaly, the Extraordinary Career of Monsters 231 Beate Ochsner Index 281
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