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

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  • Date Published: April 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521036276

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  • This is a major work by Ian Maclean exploring the foundations of learning in the Renaissance. Logic, Signs and Nature offers a profoundly learned, compelling and original account of the range of what was thinkable and knowable by learned medics of the period c.1530-1630. This is a study of great significance to the history of medicine, as well as the history of European ideas in general.

    • The second in an acclaimed sequence of Renaissance studies, by one of the most formidably learned historians of ideas in the world
    • Major contribution to the history of medicine and the transmission of medical ideas
    • Massive, pan-European range of reference, and appropriate pan-European sales potential
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...an excellent guide to the labyrinth of sixteenth-century medical opinions and controversies." Renaissance Quarterly

    "It is certain to be standard...a brilliant performance." Bibliotheque d'Humanisme et Renaissance

    "[T]o fail to read this book would be to ignore one of the most original contributions to the intellectual history of medieval and Renaissance medicine in recent years... This beautifully produced book will fundamentally change every reader's perception of Renaissance medicine and will no doubt shape the way the discipline is studied for many years to come." Cornelius O'Boyle, Isis

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    • Date Published: April 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521036276
    • length: 432 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 150 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.634kg
    • contains: 12 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Acknowledgements
    Notes on the text and its modes of reference
    Introduction
    1. Learned medicine 1500–1630
    2. The transmission of medical knowledge
    3. The discipline of medicine
    4. The arts course: grammar, logic and dialectics
    5. The arts course: signs, induction, mathematics, experientia
    6. Interpreting medical texts
    7. The content of medical thought
    8. The doctrine of signs
    Postscript
    Bibliography
    Index of names and terms.

  • Author

    Ian Maclean, University of Oxford
    Ian Maclean is Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, and Titular Professor of Renaissance Studies at the University of Oxford. His many publications include The Renaissance Notion of Women (1980), Montaigne (1982), The Political Responsibility of Intellectuals (edited, with Alan Montefiore and Peter Winch; 1990), Interpretation and Meaning in the Renaissance: The Case of Law (1992) and Montaigne: Philosophe (1996).

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