History, Philosophy and Theory of the Life Sciences

Early Modern Medicine and Natural Philosophy

Editors: Distelzweig, Peter, Goldberg, Benjamin, Ragland, Evan R. (Eds.)

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  • Offers a complete picture of the relations between philosophy and medicine in the early modern period
  • Demonstrates the significance of medical thought for general philosophy in the early modern period
  • Demonstrates the importance of the theoretical and methodological dialogue between philosophy and medicine for understanding of the history of the early modern period ​
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This volume presents an innovative look at early modern medicine and natural philosophy as historically interrelated developments. The individual chapters chart this interrelation in a variety of contexts, from the Humanists who drew on Hippocrates, Galen, and Aristotle to answer philosophical and medical questions, to medical debates on the limits and power of mechanism, and on to eighteenth-century controversies over medical materialism and 'atheism.'

The work presented here broadens our understanding of both philosophy and medicine in this period by illustrating the ways these disciplines were in deep theoretical and methodological dialogue and by demonstrating the importance of this dialogue for understanding their history.

Taken together, these papers argue that to overlook the medical context of natural philosophy and the philosophical context of medicine is to overlook fundamentally important aspects of these intellectual endeavors.

 

 

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-15

    Goldberg, Benjamin (et al.)

  • Lodovico Settala’s Aristotelian Problemata Commentary and Late-Renaissance Hippocratic Medicine

    Pages 19-42

    Martin, Craig

  • Renaissance Surgeons: Anatomy, Manual Skill and the Visual Arts

    Pages 43-58

    Klestinec, Cynthia

  • Why All This Jelly? Jacopo Zabarella and Hieronymus Fabricius ab Aquapendente on the Usefulness of the Vitreous Humor

    Pages 59-88

    Baker, Tawrin

  • Machines of the Body in the Seventeenth Century

    Pages 91-116

    Bertoloni Meli, Domenico

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Early Modern Medicine and Natural Philosophy
Editors
  • Peter Distelzweig
  • Benjamin Goldberg
  • Evan R. Ragland
Series Title
History, Philosophy and Theory of the Life Sciences
Series Volume
14
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-7353-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-7353-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-7352-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-1334-2
Series ISSN
2211-1948
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 372
Number of Illustrations
21 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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