Peter Distelzweig, Benjamin Goldberg, Evan R. Ragland's Early Modern Medicine and Natural Philosophy PDF

By Peter Distelzweig, Benjamin Goldberg, Evan R. Ragland

ISBN-10: 9401773521

ISBN-13: 9789401773522

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ISBN-13: 9789401773539

This quantity offers an cutting edge examine early glossy medication and normal philosophy as traditionally interrelated advancements. the person chapters chart this interrelation in numerous contexts, from the Humanists who drew on Hippocrates, Galen, and Aristotle to respond to philosophical and clinical questions, to clinical debates at the limits and tool of mechanism, and directly to eighteenth-century controversies over clinical materialism and 'atheism.'

The paintings awarded right here broadens our figuring out of either philosophy and medication during this interval via illustrating the methods those disciplines have been in deep theoretical and methodological discussion and via demonstrating the significance of this discussion for realizing their history.

Taken jointly, those papers argue that to miss the clinical context of normal philosophy and the philosophical context of drugs is to miss essentially vital elements of those highbrow endeavors.

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There are broad similarities in not just the content of the Problemata, AWP, and QAM but also in the medieval and Renaissance reception of these treatises. While available, they were either infrequent or never the subject of commentaries in the 68 69 Lloyd 1988. Galen 1997, 282–283; Park 1988. 2 Lodovico Settala’s Aristotelian Problemata Commentary and Late-Renaissance… 33 Middle Ages, and as a result physicians only rarely addressed the interconnections between the works until the sixteenth century.

81 74 Cardano 1663, 8:12. Cardano 1663, 8:3. 76 Cardano 1663, 8:2. 77 L’Alemant 1557, 7r; Hippocrates 1894, 1. 78 L’Alemant 1557, 5r. 79 Cardano 1663, 8:67. 80 Siraisi 2007, 93102. 81 Settala 1590, col. 4, col. 10. 75 2 Lodovico Settala’s Aristotelian Problemata Commentary and Late-Renaissance… 35 Baccio Baldini, a professor of philosophy and of medicine at Pisa, who wrote a commentary on AWP that was published in 1586, believed Hippocrates used the compositive method, whereby he began with knowledge of the causes of effects such as temperament and humors and through them explained the composite person that they form, thus beginning with more simple parts leading toward the whole substance.

67 32 C. Martin The author of AWP recounted the origins of a group called the Macrocephali, or “Big Headed People,” who at one point in their history bound infants’ heads so that they would grow in length. The Macrocephali supposedly prized long heads, equating them with nobility. Eventually, according to the author of the treatise, the characteristic was inherited by subsequent generations and while the practice became obsolete, the group’s offspring were born with long heads naturally. This inheritance was possible, the author contended, because human seed comes from all parts of the body.

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