New PDF release: A History of the Mind and Mental Health in Classical Greek

By Chiara Thumiger

ISBN-10: 1107176018

ISBN-13: 9781107176010

The Hippocratic texts and different modern clinical assets have frequently been missed in discussions of historical psychology. they've been thought of to be extra mechanical and no more distinct than poetic and philosophical representations, in addition to later clinical texts akin to these of Galen. This booklet does justice to those early clinical debts via demonstrating their richness and class, their many connections with different modern cultural items and the indebtedness of later medication to their observations. moreover, it reads those assets not just as archaeological records but additionally within the mild of methodological discussions which are primary to the histories of psychiatry and psychology. because of this technique, the ebook might 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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