The Cambridge Companion to Galen - Cambridge Companions to Philosophy (Paperback)
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The Cambridge Companion to Galen - Cambridge Companions to Philosophy (Paperback)

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Paperback 472 Pages / Published: 14/08/2008
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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.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521525589
Number of pages: 472
Weight: 750 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 27 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'... essential reading for those in and out of the medical field.' SciTech Book News
'Hankinson has produced a very useful and informative volume, which, much in keeping with new appreciation of Galen described by Nutton, addresses the many facets of Galen: physician and medical researcher, to be sure, but also philosopher and man of letters.' Bryn Mawr Classical Review
'This volume is among the most important, not to say useful, volumes that Cambridge University Press has produced. Galen is a myrtle.' Medical History

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