Chiara Thumiger's A History of the Mind and Mental Health in Classical Greek PDF

By Chiara Thumiger

The Hippocratic texts and different modern scientific assets have frequently been missed in discussions of historic psychology. they've been thought of to be extra mechanical and not more unique than poetic and philosophical representations, in addition to later scientific texts similar to these of Galen. This e-book does justice to those early clinical bills through demonstrating their richness and class, their many connections with different modern cultural items and the indebtedness of later drugs to their observations. furthermore, it reads those resources not just as archaeological files but in addition within the mild of methodological discussions which are primary to the histories of psychiatry and psychology. due to this process, the publication can be vital for students of those disciplines in addition to these of Greek literature and philosophy, strongly advocating the relevance of old rules to trendy debates.

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