Babylonian Medicine

Freie Universität Berlin

Philosophy and Dietetics in the Hippocratic ‘On Regimen’

This book by Hynek Bartoš on Philosophy and Dietetics in the Hippocratic ‘On Regimen’ was published recently by Brill: “It offers the first extended study published in English on the Hippocratic treatise On Regimen, one of the most important pre-Platonic documents of the discussion of human nature and other topics at the intersection of ancient medicine and philosophy. It is not only a unique example of classical Greek dietetic literature, including the most elaborated account of the micro-macrocosm and phusistechnē analogies, but it also provides the most explicit discussion of the soul-body opposition preceding Plato. Moreover, Bartoš argues, it is a rare example of an extant medical text which systematically draws on philosophical authorities, such as Heraclitus, Empedocles and Anaxagoras, and which had a decisive influence on both physicians, such as Galen, and philosophers, most notably Plato and Aristotle.”

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