Catalin Avramescu is a political and moral philosopher from Romania. Academic hunger.
"Education and honor: this is a formula that likens the cannibal Indians to some of the heroic peoples of the Old World, especially the Spartans. The eighteenth century above all marks a proliferation of positive images of the political order of the Roman Republic and of Sparta. The scope of the writers who circulate the myths of Sparta and Rome is to criticize the corruption of the morals of contemporary monarchies. The savage anthropophagus is sometimes invoked against the backdrop of admiration for the archaic virtues of a Stoic education."
— An Intellectual History of Cannibalism
ARTICLES FEATURING CATALIN
People Who Eat People
While the cannibal was a prize specimen for theories of the state and human nature, he also posed a grave problem....