Mental Disorders in Ancient Philosophy (Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind)

Mental Disorders in Ancient Philosophy (Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind)

Marke Ahonen


This publication bargains a accomplished learn of the perspectives of old 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 indicators, together with hallucinations, delusions, unusual fears and beside the point moods and the way they accounted for the respective roles of physique and brain in such issues. additionally thought of are moral questions on the subject of psychological affliction, methods to therapy and the location of mentally in poor health humans in societies of the times.

The quantity opens with a old evaluate that examines old scientific debts of psychological sickness, from Hippocrates' recognized Sacred disorder to past due antiquity scientific 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 tuition and the center and Neo-Platonists.

Offering an enormous and important contribution to the learn of historical philosophy, psychology and drugs. This quantity sheds new mild at the historical past of psychological sickness and offers a brand new perspective on historical philosophical psychology.

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