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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Language, Literature and Humanities - Alexander von Humboldt Professorship

Project description

A philosophical interpretation of the Hippocratic De Victu From various points of view, the Hippocratic De victu occupies a prominent place in the tradition of Hippocratic medicine as well as in tradition of Greek philosophy of the Classical Era. Unfortunately, a comprehensive English commentary of the treatise is still missing, and the French studies and commentaries published by R. Joly (in 1960, 1967 and 1984) regrettably omit or leave underdeveloped many important philosophical and methodological issues discussed in the Hippocratic text. In order to bridge this gap, my aim is to write a monograph in English consisting of a series of studies devoted to the philosophical interpretation of De victu. Each study should focus on a specific set of topics interpreted in the context of the philosophical, medical and religious discussions of the time.