The End of the Soul: Scientific Modernity, Atheism, and Anthropology in France.
Columbia University Press, New York 2003, stor 8vo, orig. bind med omslag, xii + 402 s., engelsk tekst, toppsnittet litt smusset.
«On October 19, 1876, some leading French citizens joined together to form an unusual group, the Society of Mutual Autopsy, with the aim of proving that souls do not exist. Their idea was to dissect one another after death, hoping to show a direct relationship between brain shapes and sizes and the character, abilities, and intelligence of individuals. This strange scientific pact and, indeed, what we have come to think of as anthropology, […]» — fra innbretten