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Psyche and Soma


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Introduction 1: Beate Gundert: Soma and Psyche in Hippocratic Medicine 2: T. M. Robinson: The Defining Features of Mind-Body Dualism in the Writings of Plato 3: Philip J. van der Eijk: Aristotle's Psycho-physiological Account of the Soul-Body Relationship 4: Heinrich von Staden: Body, Soul, and Nerves: Epicurus, Herophilus, Erasistratus, the Stoics, and Galen 5: Theo K. Heckel: Body and Soul in Saint Paul 6: Gareth Matthews: Internalist Reasoning in Augustine for Mind-Body Dualism 7: Emily Michael: Renaissance Theories of Body, Soul, and Mind 8: Stephen Voss: Descartes: Heart and Soul 9: Thomas M. Lennon: Bayle and Late Seventeen-Century Thought 10: Francois Duchesneau: Stahl, Leibniz, and the Territories of Soul and Body 11: John P. Wright: Substance versus Function Dualism in Eighteenth-Century Medicine 12: Roselyne Rey: Psyche, Soma, and the Vitalist Philosophy of Medicine 13: Francois Azouvi: Physique and Moral Select Bibliography Index

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John P. Wright is Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy and Religion, Central Michigan University. Paul Potter is Professor of the History of Medicine at the University of Western Ontario.


`Review from previous edition Psyche and Soma is an important resource for scholars in the history of science, medicine and philosophy and will stimulate discussion of these issues for many years to come.' Martin Stone, Religious Studies, Vol.36 `timely and important' Martin Stone, Religious Studies, Vol. 36 `This thoughtfully constructed collection of essays is devoted to medical approaches to the mind-body problem over 2500 years ... is well worth reading for its accessible synopsis of a complcated historical narrative. The gradual disentanglement of the above questions is one of its more fascinating themes' Mohan Matthen, The Lancet

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