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Galen: Psychological Writings : Avoiding Distress, Character Traits, The Diagnosis and Treatment of the Affections and Errors Peculiar to Each Person's Soul, The Capacities of the Soul Depend on the M, Paperback / softback Book

Galen: Psychological Writings : Avoiding Distress, Character Traits, The Diagnosis and Treatment of the Affections and Errors Peculiar to Each Person's Soul, The Capacities of the Soul Depend on the M Paperback / softback

Edited by P. N. (University of Newcastle upon Tyne) Singer

Part of the Cambridge Galen Translations series

Description

All Galen's surviving shorter works on psychology and ethics - including the recently discovered Avoiding Distress, and the neglected Character Traits, extant only in Arabic - are here presented in one volume in a new English translation, with substantial introductions and notes and extensive glossaries. Original and penetrating analyses are provided of the psychological and philosophical thought, both of the above and of two absolutely central works of Galenic philosophy, Affections and Errors and The Capacities of the Soul, by some of the foremost experts in the field.

Each treatise has also been subjected to fresh textual study, taking account of the latest scholarly developments, and is presented with accompanying textual discussions, adding greatly to the value and accuracy of the work without detracting from its accessibility to a wider readership.

The volume thus makes a major contribution to the understanding of the ancient world's most prominent doctor-philosopher in his intellectual context.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 557 pages, Worked examples or Exercises; 2 Line drawings, black and white
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500
  • ISBN: 9781108438537

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