New Philosophy of Human Nature

New Philosophy of Human Nature

Neither Known to Nor Attained by the Great Ancient Philosophers, Which Will Improve Human Life and Health

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This volume is a critical edition of the 1587 treatise by Oliva Sabuco, New Philosophy of Human Nature, written during the Spanish Inquisition. Puzzled by medicines abject failure to find a cure for the plague, Sabuco developed a new theory of human nature as the foundation for her remarkably modern holistic philosophy of medicine. _x000B_Fifty years before Descartes, Sabuco posited a dualism that accounted for mind/body interaction. She was first among the moderns to argue that the brain--not the heart--controls the body. Her account also anticipates the role of cerebrospinal fluid, the relationship between mental and physical health, and the absorption of nutrients through digestion. This extensively annotated translation features an ample introduction demonstrating the works importance to the history of science, philosophy of medicine, and womens studies.

Blackwell North Amer
This volume is a critical edition of the 1587 treatise, New Philosophy of Human Nature, written during the Spanish Inquisition by the overlooked Spanish philosopher Oliva Sabuco. Puzzled by medicine's abject failure to find a cure for the plague, Sabuco developed a new theory of human nature as the foundation for her remarkably modern holistic philosophy of medicine.
This extensively annotated translation features an ample introduction demonstrating the work's importance to the history of science, philosophy of medicine, and women's studies.

Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2007
ISBN: 9780252092312
0252092317
Characteristics: 1 online resource (340 pages)

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