Babylonian Medicine

Freie Universität Berlin

“Medicine and Philosophy in Antiquity”, conference program

October 1st-3rd, 2015, St. Norbert College, De Pere, WI

Since it has become increasingly common that the philosophical and medical traditions of the Ancient World developed together, it is getting clear that both must be studied in conjunction as well. Disciplinary boundaries and the vast body of relevant material often tend to reinforce the separation between the two fields of scholarship as well as the isolation of humanities from medical sciences within the American academic life in general.

Coinciding with the opening of the Medical College of Wisconsin’s site at St. Norbert College the conference Medicine and philosophy in Antiquity ought to emphasize the importance of an understanding of the complex historical connections between medical learning and humanistic study.


Conference program:

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Key note lecture
Heinrich von Staden, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University, “What is Health? Ancient and Modern Perspectives.”
Friday, October 2, 2015, Cassandra Voss Center

Joe Bullock, The University of Texas at Austin, “Precision and Error in On Ancient Medicine”

Anna Cremaldi, Appalachian State University, “Inexact Medicine in Regimen”

Carrie Swanson, University of Iowa, “Sextus Makes a House Call: Medical Sophisms in the Outlines of Pyrrhonism”

David Kaufman, Transylvania University, “Non-rational Feelings and Desires in Galen’s Psychology”


Saturday, October 3, 2015

Jurgen Gatt, University College, London, “The Role of Autopsy in the Criticism of Explanations in On the Sacred Disease”

Marco Romani Mistretta, Harvard University, “Medicine and Divination from Prometheus to Timaeus”

Emily Fletcher, The University of Wisconsin-Madison, “Disease and Human Nature in the Timaeus”

R.J. Hankinson, The University of Texas at Austin, “What is a Humoral Theory?”


Eric Schmidtchen

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