A History of the Mind and Mental Health in Classical Greek by Chiara Thumiger

Greek Roman Philosophy

By Chiara Thumiger

The Hippocratic texts and different modern scientific assets have usually been neglected in discussions of historical psychology. they've been thought of to be extra mechanical and no more particular than poetic and philosophical representations, in addition to later clinical texts comparable to these of Galen. This booklet does justice to those early clinical money owed via demonstrating their richness and class, their many connections with different modern cultural items and the indebtedness of later drugs to their observations. additionally, it reads those resources not just as archaeological files but additionally within the mild of methodological discussions which are basic to the histories of psychiatry and psychology. because of this method, the ebook may be very important for students of those disciplines in addition to these of Greek literature and philosophy, strongly advocating the relevance of historic rules to trendy debates.

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