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The Cambridge Companion to Galen

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R. J. Hankinson, G. E. R. Lloyd, Teun Tieleman, Ben Morison, Pierluigi Donini, Julius Rocca, Armelle Debru, Philip van der Eijk, Sabine Vogt, Rebecca Flemming, Vivian Nutton
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  • Date Published: January 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521525589

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  • Galen of Pergamum (AD 129–c.216) was the most influential doctor of later antiquity, whose work was to influence medical theory and practice for more than fifteen hundred years. He was a prolific writer on anatomy, physiology, diagnosis and prognosis, pulse-doctrine, pharmacology, therapeutics, and the theory of medicine; but he also wrote extensively on philosophical topics, making original contributions to logic and the philosophy of science, and outlining a scientific epistemology which married a deep respect for empirical adequacy with a commitment to rigorous rational exposition and demonstration. He was also a vigorous polemicist, deeply involved in the doctrinal disputes among the medical schools of his day. This volume offers an introduction to and overview of Galen's achievement in all these fields, while seeking also to evaluate that achievement in the light of the advances made in Galen scholarship over the past thirty years.

    • Offers a comprehensive assessment of the achievements of Galen
    • Comprehensive bibliography and list of translations, including material not previously translated into English
    • Fully cross-referenced between chapters
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    " Hankinson has produced a very useful and informative volume, which, much in keeping with new appreciation of Galen described by Nutton, addresses the many facets of Galen: physician and medical researcher, to be sure, but also philosopher and man of letters. " BMCR

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521525589
    • length: 472 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.75kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The man and his work R. J. Hankinson
    2. Galen and his contemporaries G. E. R. Lloyd
    3. Methodology Teun Tieleman
    4. Logic Ben Morison
    5. Language Ben Morison
    6. Epistemology R. J. Hankinson
    7. Psychology Pierluigi Donini
    8. Philosophy of Nature R. J. Hankinson
    9. Anatomy Julius Rocca
    10. Physiology Armelle Debru
    11. Therapeutics Philip van der Eijk
    12. Pharmacology Sabine Vogt
    13. Commentary Rebecca Flemming
    14. The fortunes of Galen Vivian Nutton.

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  • Editor

    R. J. Hankinson, University of Texas, Austin
    R. J. Hankinson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. He is editor of Galen: On Antecedent Causes (1998, 2004) in the Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries series.


    R. J. Hankinson, G. E. R. Lloyd, Teun Tieleman, Ben Morison, Pierluigi Donini, Julius Rocca, Armelle Debru, Philip van der Eijk, Sabine Vogt, Rebecca Flemming, Vivian Nutton

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