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Author Richardson, Linda Deer, 1945- author.

Title Academic theories of generation in the Renaissance : the contemporaries and successors of Jean Fernel (1497-1558) / Linda Deer Richardson ; Benjamin Goldberg, editor.

Published Cham : Springer, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (301 pages).
Series History, philosophy and theory of the life sciences ; volume 22
History, philosophy and theory of the life sciences ; v. 22.
Springer Medicine eBooks 2018 English+International
Notes Reproduction of: Academic theories of generation in the Renaissance / Linda Allen Deer. 1980.
Thesis notes Doctoral University of London-Warburg Institute 1980
Contents Intro; Dedication; Abstract; Preface: On the Study of Medicine and Philosophy in the Renaissance; Acknowledgements; Contents; Editors Photos; Abbreviations and Editorial Conventions; Chapter 1: Introduction; Part I: The Sources: Classical Theories of Generation and Their Renaissance Editions; Chapter 2: Classical Theories of Generation in the Renaissance; Chapter 3: Plato; Chapter 4: Hippocrates; Chapter 5: Pneuma and the Pre-Socratics; Chapter 6: Aristotle; Chapter 7: Galen; Part II: Philosophi Adversus Medicos: Renaissance Commentaries on Aristotleâ#x80;#x99;s Generation of Animals.
Chapter 8: The Context of Debate and the Classic QuestionsChapter 9: Renaissance Commentators on â#x80;#x9C;De Generationeâ#x80;#x9D;: Felix Accorambonius (fl. 1540â#x80;#x93;90); Chapter 10: Agostino Nifo (1470? â#x80;#x93;1538); Chapter 11: Cesare Cremonini (1550â#x80;#x93;1631); Chapter 12: The â#x80;#x98;Anti-commentaryâ#x80;#x99; of Bernardino Telesio (1509â#x80;#x93;1588); Part III: Medici et Philosophi: Generation in Textbooks of Theoretical Medicine; Chapter 13: The â#x80;#x98;Compendia Traditionâ#x80;#x99; and Jean Fernel (1497â#x80;#x93;1559); Chapter 14: Elements and Temperaments; The Elements; Chapter 15: Spirits and Innate Heat; The Spiritus and Innate Heat.
The Spiritus in GenerationInnate Heat and Spirits in Generation: Contemporaries and Successors; Johannes Argenterius; Jean Riolan; De calido: Zabarella, Paparella, Caimo; De spiritibus: Delphinus, Bertacchius, Bronzerius; Conclusion; Chapter 16: The Soul in Generation and the Animation of the Foetus; Conclusion: Academic Theories of Generation in the Renaissance; Appendices; Appendix I: Renaissance Editions of Major Classical Works on Generation; Appendix II: Renaissance Compendia; Appendix III: A Note on Parts; the Anatomical Assumptions of Generation Theorists.
Summary This volume deals with philosophically grounded theories of animal generation as found in two different traditions: one, deriving primarily from Aristotelian natural philosophy and specifically from his Generation of Animals; and another, deriving from two related medical traditions, the Hippocratic and the Galenic. The book contains a classification and critique of works that touch on the history of embryology and animal generation written before 1980. It also contains translations of key sections of the works on which it is focused. It looks at two different scholarly communities: the physicians (medici) and philosophers (philosophi), that share a set of textual resources and philosophical lineages, as well as a shared problem (explaining animal generation), but that nevertheless have different concerns and commitments. The book demonstrates how those working in these two traditions not only shared a common philosophical background in the arts curricula of the universities, but were in constant intercourse with each other.0This book presents a test case of how scholarly communities differentiate themselves from each other through methods of argument, empirical investigation, and textual interpretations. It is all the more interesting because the two communities under investigation have so much in common and yet, in the end, are distinct in a number of important ways.
Other author Goldberg, Benjamin (Benjamin Isaac), editor.
Warburg Institute, degree granting institution.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Fernel, Jean, 1497-1558.
Reproduction -- History -- 16th century.
Reproduction -- Philosophy.
Academic theses.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319693361 (electronic bk.)
3319693360 (electronic bk.)
Standard Number 10.1007/978-3-319-69336-1