Editors

David G. Schwartz

Document Type

Occasional Paper

Publication Date

10-2016

Publication Title

Center for Gaming Research Occasional Paper Series: Paper 36

Publisher Location

Las Vegas, Nevada

First page number:

1

Last page number:

9

Abstract

In seeking to illuminate the ways in which inchoate models of addiction emerged alongside the unprecedented popularity of gambling in Stuart London, this paper will explore the intersections between a rudimentary pathology of addiction and transformations in the epistemology of reason, the passions, and humoral psychology in the seventeenth century. By exploring the connections between endogenous and exogenous categories of mental illness, this study will examine the ways in which medicine, social expectations, and religion intersected in the seventeenth century alongside the historical relationship between evolving concepts of mental illness, stigma and the politics of blame and responsibility in the early modern period.

Keywords

gamester; witchcraft; masculinity; gaming; mathematics

Disciplines

European History | Gaming and Casino Operations Management | History of Science, Technology, and Medicine | Psychology

Language

English