Passions And Tempers: A History of the Humours by Noga ArikhaPassions And Tempers: A History of the Humours by Noga Arikha

Passions And Tempers: A History of the Humours

byNoga Arikha

Paperback | July 22, 2008

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Physicians in ancient Greece believed four humours flowed within the human body—blood, phlegm, black bile, and choler—determining a person's health, mood, and character. Not until the seventeenth century would a more complex view of the anatomy begin to emerge. But by then humoural theory had already become deeply ingrained in Western language and thought—and endures to this day in surprising ways.

Interweaving the histories of medicine, science, psychology, and philosophy, Passions and Tempers explores the uncanny persistence of these variable, invisible fluids. It will change how we view our physical, mental, and emotional selves.

Noga Arikha was raised in Paris and received her doctorate in history at London's Warburg Institute. She was a fellow at the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies at Columbia University, and has taught at Bard College and the Bard Graduate Center. She lives in New York City.
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Title:Passions And Tempers: A History of the HumoursFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.9 inPublished:July 22, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060731176

ISBN - 13:9780060731175

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“Fascinating…[Passions and Tempers] challenges us to consider the value, and the meaning, of a discredited theory.”