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

Project description

Post-doctoral Project: “Archigenes on Mental Faculties: Physiology, Pathology and Therapeutics”

The aims of the project are (i) to produce a selective collection of Archigenes’ fragments with an English translation and commentary; (ii) to  reconstruct the ideas of Archigenes of Apamea on higher mental activities; (iii) to identify the implications of these ideas for his therapeutic theory and practice; (iv) to bring to light the relation between his ideas and the theories of earlier and later physicians and philosophers; (v) to investigate the question of the possible existence of a so-called Pneumatist school.


This project is part of the broader project “Localization of Intellectual Faculties within the Body in Materialistic Theories of Soul-Body Relation” conducted at TOPOI group D-2 (Mapping Body and Soul).