34. Ancient Medicine and its Contribution to the Philosophical Tradition

  1. Mary Louise Gill1 and
  2. Pierre Pellegrin2
  1. Pierre Pellegrin

Published Online: 8 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305845.ch34

A Companion to Ancient Philosophy

A Companion to Ancient Philosophy

How to Cite

Pellegrin, P. (2012) Ancient Medicine and its Contribution to the Philosophical Tradition, in A Companion to Ancient Philosophy (eds M. L. Gill and P. Pellegrin), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305845.ch34

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Brown University, USA

  2. 2

    National Center for Scientific Research (Paris), France

Author Information

  1. National Center for Scientific Research (Paris), France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 2 MAY 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631210610

Online ISBN: 9781444305845

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Keywords:

  • ancient medicine, and philosophical tradition;
  • Greek and Latin antiquity, philosophy and medicine;
  • medicine as a science, and incontestable;
  • “Hippocratic,” treatises, scientific anachronistically attributed;
  • Alexandrian medicine, and Hellenistic philosophical schools;
  • medical schools, and theoretical audacity;
  • medicine and skepticism, a new relationship to philosophy;
  • physicians from causal approach, in ethics and medicine;
  • Socrates's claims of the wicked, a soul in a bad state

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Hippocrates With and Against Philosophy

  • Alexandrian Medicine and the Hellenistic Philosophical Schools

  • The Theoretical Audacity of the Medical Schools

  • Medicine and Skepticism

  • Ethics and Medicine

  • Bibliography