Mental Disorders in Ancient Philosophy: 13 (Studies in the by Marke Ahonen

By Marke Ahonen

This publication bargains a complete learn of the perspectives of historic philosophers on psychological problems. counting on the unique Greek and Latin textual resources, the writer describes and analyses how the traditional philosophers defined psychological disease and its signs, together with hallucinations, delusions, unusual fears and irrelevant moods and the way they accounted for the respective roles of physique and brain in such issues. additionally thought of are moral questions in relation to psychological disease, techniques to remedy and the location of mentally in poor health humans in societies of the times.

The quantity opens with a historic evaluate that examines historical scientific bills of psychological disorder, from Hippocrates' well-known Sacred disorder to past due antiquity clinical authors. Separate chapters interpret intimately the writings of Plato, Aristotle, Galen and the Stoics and a last bankruptcy summarises the perspectives of assorted lines of Scepticism, the Epicurean college and the center and Neo-Platonists.

Offering an immense and necessary contribution to the examine of historic philosophy, psychology and medication. This quantity sheds new mild at the background of psychological disorder and offers a brand new perspective on old philosophical psychology.

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