The Cambridge Companion to Galen

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R. J. Hankinson
Cambridge University Press, Aug 14, 2008 - Philosophy
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.
 

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Contents

Notes on contributors
Note on citations and abbreviations
Galen
Methodology
Teun Tieleman 4 Logic
EpistemologyR J Hankinson
Psychology
Philosophy of nature R
Anatomy
Julius Rocca 10 Physiology
Therapeutics
Drugs and pharmacology SabineVogt 13 Commentary
The fortunesof
English titles and modern translations
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About the author (2008)

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.

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