Logic, Signs and Nature in the Renaissance: The Case of Learned Medicine

Logic, Signs and Nature in the Renaissance: The Case of Learned Medicine

by Ian Maclean
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521806488

ISBN-13: 9780521806480

Pub. Date: 01/28/2012

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is a major work by Ian Maclean exploring the foundations of learning in the Renaissance. Logic, Signs and Nature offers a profoundly learned, compelling and original account of the range of what was thinkable and knowable by learned medics of the period c.1530-1630. This is a study of great significance to the history of medicine, as well as the history of

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This is a major work by Ian Maclean exploring the foundations of learning in the Renaissance. Logic, Signs and Nature offers a profoundly learned, compelling and original account of the range of what was thinkable and knowable by learned medics of the period c.1530-1630. This is a study of great significance to the history of medicine, as well as the history of European ideas in general.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521806480
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2012
Series:
Ideas in Context Series, #62
Pages:
430
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Notes on the text and its modes of reference; Introduction; 1. Learned medicine 1500–1630; 2. The transmission of medical knowledge; 3. The discipline of medicine; 4. The arts course: grammar, logic and dialectics; 5. The arts course: signs, induction, mathematics, experientia; 6. Interpreting medical texts; 7. The content of medical thought; 8. The doctrine of signs; Postscript; Bibliography; Index of names and terms.

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