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Mental Disorders in Ancient Philosophy


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Introduction.- Chapter 1. Medical and Cultural Background.- Chapter 2. Plato on madness and mental disorders.- Chapter 3. The Aristotelian concept of mental disorders.- Chapter 4. The Stoics on the kinds of madness.- Chapter 5. Galen on the diseases of the mind and soul.- Chapter 6. Other philosophical traditions.- Appendix A. Aristotle and Caelius Aurelianus on homosexuality.- Appendix B. Philosophers as mental patients in ancient tradition.

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Marke Ahonen is a University Lecturer in Classical Philology and a researcher at the Philosophical Psychology, Morality and Politics Research Unit at the University of Helsinki. Her research interests comprise ancient philosophy and medicine and the interaction between the two. Her publications include translations of several major ancient philosophical writings.

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