Humanities Lecture 2.22

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Humanities Lecture 2/22: The Nature of Man I. Introduction A. Dates and Details 1. This comes from the Hippocratic Corpus 2. Out of all the collection of works, there is not a single one of them that we can assign to Hippocrates 3. It is in fact, a medical library containing books from various authors at various dates 4. It originated as the library of the medical school 5. On the Nature of Man – 440 BC to 400 BC B. The One and The Many 1. Biology vs. Physics a) The author’s orientation is strictly empirical b) The author argues that the body is composed of only one element c) Physicists theorized that various materials d) Our author rejects all these views when it comes to medicine 2. Empiricism a) He is not trying to build the genesis of medicine b) Medicine is practical and committed to results c) Theories are impractical and a waste of time 3. Ars longa, vita brevis a) Art is long, life is short C. The Nature of “Nature” 1. Phusis a) Greek word for nature b) Acquired a physical and natural connotation c)
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