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- DescriptionHow or what were doctors in the Renaissance trained to think, and how did they interpret the evidence at their disposal for making diagses and progses? This 2001 book addresses these questions in the broad context of the world of learning: its institutions, its means of conveying and disseminating information, and the relationship between university faculties. The uptake by doctors from the university arts course - the foundation for medical studies - is examined in detail, as are the theoretical and empirical bases for medical kwledge, including its concepts of nature, health, disease and rmality. Logic, Signs and Nature in the Renaissance ends with a detailed investigation of semiotic, which was one of the five parts of the discipline of medicine, in the context of the various versions of semiology available to scholars. From this survey, Maclean makes an interesting assessment of the relationship of Renaissance medicine to the new science of the seventeenth century.
- Author BiographyIan Maclean is Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, and Titular Professor of Renaissance Studies at the University of Oxford. His many publications include The Renaissance Notion of Women (1980), Montaigne (1982), The Political Responsibility of Intellectuals (edited, with Alan Montefiore and Peter Winch; 1990), Interpretation and Meaning in the Renaissance: The Case of Law (1992) and Montaigne: Philosophe (1996).
- Author(s)Ian Maclean
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication08/11/2001
- SubjectMedicine: General
- Series TitleIdeas in Context
- Series Part/Volume NumberNo. 62
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note12 b/w illus.
- Weight800 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine29 mm
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