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Title: Galen: On Antecedent Causes
Author: Hankinson, R J
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 1998
Paperback; ISBN: 9780521607131
Volumes: 1; Pages: 365
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This new edition of a short but fascinating text by Galen on causal theory contains the first translation of it into any modern language, and the first philosophical commentary thereon. The commentary ranges widely in Galen's oeuvre and compares his views with those of other ancient theorists. The introduction deals in detail with Galen's life and work, with both the philosophical and medieval background to his causal theory, and with the history of the text itself. Important and neglected text Contains first translation into any modern language Interesting to philosophers as well as students of ancient medicineContentsIntroduction1. Galen's life2. The ancient concept of causation3. The medical schools4. The text of 'De Causis Procatarcticis'Liber Galieni de Procatarcticis Causis/Galen's book on antecedent causesCommentaryAppendix: a guide to the editions and abbreviations of the Galenic corpusGlossary of Latin-Greek equivalencesBibliographyIndexes.