Hippocrates, On the Art of Medicine

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BRILL, Mar 2, 2012 - History - 279 pages
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"On the art of medicine," or "de Arte," embodies as perhaps no other ancient text the full flower of the sophistic movement of the fifth century BCE. It is a rhetorical epideixis in which forensic oratory, philosophy, and medicine are woven into an ambitious display of sophistic polymathy. Unlike much previous scholarship, however, this book does not dismiss "de Arte" as merely rhetorical. Its analysis of the author s philosophical and medical views reveals that he strove to promote a consistent and rationally grounded system capable of responding to theoretical and practical criticisms levied by those who would deny that there was such a thing as medicine or techn at all.

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On the Art of Medicine
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Joel E. Mann, Ph.D. (2005) in the Joint Classics-Philosophy Graduate Program in Ancient Philosophy at The University of Texas at Austin, is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at St. Norbert College. He has published on the philosophical significance of texts from the ancient medical and legal corpus, including papers in "Apeiron" and the "Journal of the History of Philosophy."

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