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Medical and Philosophical Causality of Nutrition. About some Hippocratic Issues

Medical and Philosophical Causality of Nutrition. About some Hippocratic Issues AbstractAfter a quick overview on the specification of the causal role of the powers or faculties (δυνάμεις) in nutrition, from the Hippocratic physicians to Galen, via Aristotle, the article defines the set of questions about this process that the Hippocratic physicians leave open. It then examines how Aristotle provides some sort of indirect physical and ethical answers, while Galen openly takes the side of reappropriating the central Stoic concept of oikeiôsis in a Platonist way. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Elenchos de Gruyter

Medical and Philosophical Causality of Nutrition. About some Hippocratic Issues

Elenchos , Volume 42 (1): 27 – Aug 26, 2021

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de Gruyter
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© 2021 Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Boston
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0392-7342
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2037-7177
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10.1515/elen-2021-0007
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Abstract

AbstractAfter a quick overview on the specification of the causal role of the powers or faculties (δυνάμεις) in nutrition, from the Hippocratic physicians to Galen, via Aristotle, the article defines the set of questions about this process that the Hippocratic physicians leave open. It then examines how Aristotle provides some sort of indirect physical and ethical answers, while Galen openly takes the side of reappropriating the central Stoic concept of oikeiôsis in a Platonist way.

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Elenchosde Gruyter

Published: Aug 26, 2021

Keywords: nutritive power; attraction; selection; suitability; appropriation

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