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Medical humanism and natural philosophy : Renaissance debates on matter, life, and the soul

Author: Hiro Hirai
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011.
Series: History of science and medicine library, v. 26.; History of science and medicine library., Medieval and early modern science ;, v. 17.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Inspired by the ideas contained in the newly recovered ancient sources, Renaissance humanists questioned the traditional teachings of universities. Humanistically trained physicians, called "medical humanists," were particularly active in the field of natural philosophy, where alternative approaches were launched and tested. Their intellectual outcome contributed to the reorientation of philosophy toward natural  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hiro Hirai
ISBN: 9789004218710 9004218718
OCLC Number: 758098911
Description: xiii, 227 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Nicolò Leoniceno between the Arabo-Latin Tradition and the Renaissance of the Greek Commentators --
Jean Fernel and His Christian Platonic Interpretation of Galen --
Jacob Schegk on the Plastic Faculty and the Origin of Souls --
Cornelius Gemma and His Neoplatonic Reading of Hippocrates --
Fortunio Liceti against Marsilio Ficino on the World-Soul and the Origin of Life --
Daniel Sennert on Living Atoms, Hylomorphism and Spontaneous Generation.
Series Title: History of science and medicine library, v. 26.; History of science and medicine library., Medieval and early modern science ;, v. 17.
Responsibility: by Hiro Hirai.

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Exploring Renaissance humanists' debates on matter, life and the soul, this volume addresses the contribution of humanist culture to the evolution of early modern natural philosophy so as to shed  Read more...
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