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      Epicureanism and Scientific Debates. Antiquity and Late Reception : Volume I. Language, Medicine, Meteorology

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          New perspectives on Epicureanism in the fields of language, medicine, and meteorology Epicureanism is not only a defence of pleasure: it is also a philosophy of science and knowledge. This edited collection explores new pathways for the study of Epicurean scientific thought, a hitherto still understudied domain, and engages systematically and critically with existing theories. It shows that the philosophy of Epicurus and his heirs, from antiquity to the classical age, founded a rigorous and coherent conception of knowledge. This first part of a two-volume set examines more specifically the contribution of Epicureanism in the fields of language, medicine, and meteorology (i.e., celestial, geological and atmospheric phenomena). Offering a renewed image of Epicureanism, the book includes studies on the nature of human language and on the linguistic aspects of scientific discourse; on the relationship between Epicureanism and ancient medicine, from Hippocrates to Galen; on meteorological phenomena and the method of explaining them; and on the reception of Epicurus's legacy in Gassendi. This publication is GPRC-labeled (Guaranteed Peer-Reviewed Content).

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          9789462703735
          9789461665164
          30 August 2023
          10.11116/9789461665164
          1e406fea-1852-45c0-989e-006715ff93e9
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          PHILOSOPHY / History & Surveys / Ancient & Classical,Ancient Greek and Roman philosophy,Philosophy,Western philosophy - Ancient, to c 500

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