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Galen : psychological writings /
edited by P. N. Singer ; translated with introductions and notes by Vivian Nutton, Daniel Davies And P. N. Singer ; with the collaboration of Piero Tassinari.
imprint
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013, c2013
description
xvii, 539 p.
ISBN
052176517X (hardback : alk. paper), 9780521765176 (hardback : alk. paper)
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imprint
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013, c2013
isbn
052176517X (hardback : alk. paper)
9780521765176 (hardback : alk. paper)
catalogue key
9279969
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 443-474) and index.
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Summaries
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Providing new English translations of the psychological writings of Galen, this text features original and penetrating analyses from the foremost philosopher-doctor of the ancient world.
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Provides new English translations, with commentary, of psychological writings by Galen, the foremost philosopher-doctor of the ancient world. One previously lost work (Avoiding Distress) is translated here for the first time. This title is part of a new series providing a major new resource for the study of classical medicine.
Main Description
All Galen's surviving shorter works on psychology and ethics – including the recently discovered Avoiding Distress, and the neglected Character Traits, extant only in Arabic – are here presented in one volume. Each appears in a new English translation, with substantial introductions and notes. Original and penetrating analyses are provided of the psychological and philosophical thought, both of the above and of two absolutely central works of Galenic philosophy, Affections and Errors and The Capacities of the Soul, by some of the foremost experts in the field. Each treatise has also been subjected to fresh textual study, taking account of the latest scholarly developments, and is presented with accompanying textual discussions, adding greatly to the value and accuracy of the work without detracting from its accessibility to a wider readership. The book thus makes a major contribution to the understanding of the ancient world's foremost doctor-philosopher in his intellectual context.
Main Description
All Galen's surviving shorter works on psychology and ethics - including the recently discovered Avoiding Distress, and the neglected Character Traits, extant only in Arabic - are here presented in one volume in a new English translation, with substantial introductions and notes and extensive glossaries. Original and penetrating analyses are provided of the psychological and philosophical thought, both of the above and of two absolutely central works of Galenic philosophy, Affections and Errors and The Capacities of the Soul, by some of the foremost experts in the field. Each treatise has also been subjected to fresh textual study, taking account of the latest scholarly developments, and is presented with accompanying textual discussions, adding greatly to the value and accuracy of the work without detracting from its accessibility to a wider readership. The volume thus makes a major contribution to the understanding of the ancient world's most prominent doctor-philosopher in his intellectual context.
Table of Contents
General introduction
Avoiding Distress
Character Traits
Affections and Errors of the Soul
The Capacities of the Soul Depend on the Mixtures of the Body
Greek-English and Arabic-English index
English-Greek and English-Arabic glossary
Bibliography
General index
Index of passages cited
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