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Medicine and Philosophy in Classical Antiquity Doctors and Philosophers on Nature, Soul, Health and Disease

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ISBN-10: 0521142970

ISBN-13: 9780521142977

Edition: 2010

Authors: Philip J. van der Eijk

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List price: $67.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/10/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 420
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Acknowledgements
Note on translations
Note on abbreviations
Introduction
Hippocratic Corpus and Diocles of Carystus:
The 'theology' of the Hippocratic treatise On the Sacred Disease
Diocles and the Hippocratic writings on the method of dietetics and the limits of causal explanation
To help, or to do no harm: principles and practices of therapeutics in the Hippocratic Corpus and in the work of Diocles of Carystus
The heart, the brain, the blood and the pneuma: Hippocrates, Diocles and Aristotle on the location of cognitive processes
Aristotle and His School:
Aristotle on melancholy
Theoretical and empirical elements in Aristotle's treatment of sleep, dreams and divination in sleep
The matter of mind: Aristotle on the biology of 'psychic' processes and the bodily aspects of thinking
Divine movement and human nature in Eudemian Ethics 8.2
On sterility ('Hist. an. 10'), a medical work by Aristotle?
Late Antiquity:
Galen's use of the concept of 'qualified experience' in his dietetic and pharmacological works
The Methodism of Caelius Aurelianus: some epistemological issues
Bibliography
Index of passages cited
General index