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According to Plato, the Evils of the Body Cannot be Cured without also Curing the Evils of the Soul

  • Giovanni Reale
Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 72)

Abstract

Plato knew well the medicine of his time. He also had his own form of a philosophy of medicine containing intuitions of extraordinary significance and a core of truth which in certain respects remains largely valid today. I will investigate this point in two of Plato’s dialogues: the Charmides, which dates from his youth, and the Timaeus, his last published work.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giovanni Reale
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  1. 1.Università Cattolica del Sacro CuoreMilanItaly

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