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Medicine and Philosophy in Classical Antiquity

Doctors and Philosophers on Nature, Soul, Health and Disease

Medicine and Philosophy in Classical Antiquity by Philip J. van der Eijk
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This work brings together Philip van der Eijk's previously published essays on the close connections that existed between medicine and philosophy throughout antiquity. Medical authors such as the Hippocratic writers, Diocles, Galen, Soranus and Caelius Aurelianus elaborated on philosophical methods such as causal explanation, definition and division and applied key concepts such as the notion of nature to their understanding of the human body. Similarly, philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle were highly valued for their contributions to medicine. This interaction was particularly striking in the study of the human soul in its relation to the body, as illustrated by approaches to specific topics such as intellect, sleep and dreams, and diet and drugs. With a detailed introduction surveying the subject as a whole and an essay on Aristotle's treatment of sleep, this wide-ranging and accessible collection is essential reading for the student of ancient philosophy and science.
Cambridge University Press; May 2005
420 pages; ISBN 9780511111761
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Title: Medicine and Philosophy in Classical Antiquity
Author: Philip J. van der Eijk
 
ISBNs
0511111762
9780511111761
9780521818001