Author: Chiara Thumiger
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The Hippocratic texts and other contemporary medical sources have often been overlooked in discussions of ancient psychology. They have been considered to be more mechanical and less detailed than poetic and philosophical representations, as well as later medical texts such as those of Galen. This book does justice to these early medical accounts by demonstrating their richness and sophistication, their many connections with other contemporary cultural products and the indebtedness of later medicine to their observations. In addition, it reads these sources not only as archaeological documents but also in the light of methodological discussions that are fundamental to the histories of psychiatry and psychology. As a result of this approach, the book will be important for scholars of these disciplines as well as those of Greek literature and philosophy, strongly advocating the relevance of ancient ideas to modern debates.
Doctors and Philosophers on Nature, Soul, Health and Disease
Author: Philip J. van der Eijk
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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.
Author: Hartmann Schedel,Béatrice Hernad
Publisher: Prestel Publishing
Author: Emil Lips
Strokes of genius come rarely in life. This is one of those. APOCATASTASIS* is an extraordinary work. In simple, clear language, Lips takes the reader to a deeper understanding of the planets, their dignities and debilities, and on to a "world formula" that brings order to chaos and that will change our world-view. The experienced teacher Heisenberg would only examine the work of his pupils when the result was simple and aesthetically beautiful. The result presented by Lips is simple and beautiful. His astrological research has enabled him to discover the law that thinkers of all cultures have been searching for since time immemorial. The principles of his symmetrical theory are now seen to be inevitable. * not to be confused with the Christian or Stoic meaning of this term, is the astrological teaching of the eternal cycle of the celestial rulers (planets) and their rulership over all things and the zodiac signs.
Journal of the International Dostoevsky Society
Category: Authors, Russian
Author: Südosteuropa-Gesellschaft (Germany),Hidryma Meletōn Chersonēsou tou Haimou (Thessalonikē, Greece)
Essay, Reisebericht, Skizze, Brief : vom Mittelalter bis zur Neuzeit
Author: Marion Eggert,Wolfgang Kubin,Thomas Zimmer
Category: Literary Criticism
The essay, representing the original form of Chinese prose, emerged as masterly literary genre in the late Middle Ages. Next to the poem, the essay embodied the expression of the Chinese mind. In the course of history, it developed from a moral tool to a manifestation of joie de vivre. A leisurely look at the world is therefore the characteristic trait of the essay - well into modern times.
Category: Psychiatry, Transcultural