Naturalistic Psychology in Galen and Stoicism

Hardcover | November 28, 2010

byChristopher Gill

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This is a study of the psychological ideas of Galen (AD 129-c.210, the most important medical writer in antiquity) and Stoicism (a major philosophical theory in the Hellenistic and Roman periods), which Galen discussed extensively. Christopher Gill's main topics are psychology and bodily form,psychological functions, especially reason and emotion, and the therapy of emotions, and his aim is to provide both an informative scholarly discussion and an original analysis of this material. He claims that the two theories are complementary in ways not recognized in antiquity and that thecombination of their ideas would have produced a powerful account of psychology that still merits the attention of modern readers.

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This is a study of the psychological ideas of Galen (AD 129-c.210, the most important medical writer in antiquity) and Stoicism (a major philosophical theory in the Hellenistic and Roman periods), which Galen discussed extensively. Christopher Gill's main topics are psychology and bodily form,psychological functions, especially reason ...

Christopher Gill is Professor of Ancient Thought at the University of Exeter.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.17 inPublished:November 28, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Introductory: Galen and Stoicism - Paradoxes and Potential2. Galenic and Stoic Psychology: Two Versions of Naturalism3. Psychology and the Body4. Reason and Emotion: Parts and Wholes5. The Therapy of Emotions6. Galen and Stoicism: Paradoxes Revisited and Modern Parallels