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Galen : On Antecedent Causes - Galen


On Antecedent Causes

By: Galen, R. J. Hankinson (Editor)


Published: 6th September 2004
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This book is a new edition of a short but fascinating treatise by Galen on causal theory. This text survives only in a Latin translation of the fourteenth century, and it is this which appears here. The volume also contains the first translation of the treatise into any modern language, and the first philosophical commentary thereon. The commentary ranges widely in Galen's voluminous uvre, and compares his views with those of other ancient theorists. The introduction deals in detail with Galen's life and work, with the background both philosophical and medieval to his causal theory, and with the history of the text itself.

'Another excellent edition with commentary in the orange series ... the apparatus criticus is substantial and reasonable. The commentary is rich and clear.' Mnemosyne

GalenÆs life
The ancient concept of causation
The medical schools
The text of De Causis Procatarcticis
Liber Galieni de Procatarcticis Causis/GalenÆs book on antecedent causes
Appendix: a guide to the editions and abbreviations of the Galenic corpus
Glossary of Latin-Greek equivalences
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521607131
ISBN-10: 0521607132
Series: Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 6th September 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.69 x 14.22  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.48