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Logic, Signs and Nature in the Renaissance The Case of Learned Medicine

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ISBN-10: 0521806488

ISBN-13: 9780521806480

Edition: 2002

Authors: Ian Maclean, Lorraine Daston, Dorothy Ross, Quentin Skinner, James Tully

List price: $129.00
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How or what were doctors in the Renaissance trained to think, and how did they interpret the evidence at their disposal for making diagnoses and prognoses? Maclean addresses these questions in the broad context of the world of learning: its institutions, its means of conveying and disseminating information, and the relationship between university faculties. The uptake by doctors from the university arts course - the foundation for medical studies - is examined in detail, as are the theoretical and empirical bases for medical knowledge, including its concepts of nature, health, disease and normality. Logic, Signs and Nature in the Renaissance ends with a detailed investigation of semiotic,…    
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Book details

List price: $129.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/8/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 430
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.782

Ian Maclean is Titular Professor of Renaissance Studies at the University of Oxford.

Lorraine Daston is director at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and honorary professor at the Humboldt-Universit�t, Berlin.Gregg Mitman is William Coleman Professor of the History of Science and professor of medical history and science and technology studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
Notes on the text and its modes of reference
Introduction
Learned medicine 1500-1630
The transmission of medical knowledge
The discipline of medicine
The arts course: grammar, logic and dialectics
The arts course: signs, induction, mathematics, experientia
Interpreting medical texts
The content of medical thought
The doctrine of signs Postscript
Bibliography
Index of names and terms