Galen: On Antecedent Causes

Galen: On Antecedent Causes

by Galen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521622506

ISBN-13: 9780521622509

Pub. Date: 06/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This new edition of a short but fascinating text by Galen on causal theory contains the first translation of it into any modern language, and the first philosophical commentary thereon. The commentary ranges widely in Galen's oeuvre and compares his views with those of other ancient theorists. The introduction deals in detail with Galen's life and work, with both the…  See more details below

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This new edition of a short but fascinating text by Galen on causal theory contains the first translation of it into any modern language, and the first philosophical commentary thereon. The commentary ranges widely in Galen's oeuvre and compares his views with those of other ancient theorists. The introduction deals in detail with Galen's life and work, with both the philosophical and medieval background to his causal theory, and with the history of the text itself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521622509
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2003
Series:
Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries Series, #35
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Galen's life; 2. The ancient concept of causation; 3. The medical schools; 4. The text of 'De Causis Procatarcticis'; Liber Galieni de Procatarcticis Causis/Galen's book on antecedent causes; Commentary; Appendix: a guide to the editions and abbreviations of the Galenic corpus; Glossary of Latin-Greek equivalences; Bibliography; Indexes.

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