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Jean Fernel's On the hidden causes of things : forms, souls, and occult diseases in Renaissance medicine

Author: Jean Fernel; J M Forrester; John Henry
Publisher: Leiden : Brill, 2005.
Series: History of science and medicine library., Medieval and early modern science ;, v. 6.
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An annotated translation of Jean Fernel's On the Hidden Causes of Things (1542). A major innovatory work in Renaissance natural philosophy and medicine, and a crucially important source for  Read more...

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Fernel, Jean, 1497-1558.
Jean Fernel's On the hidden causes of things.
Leiden : Brill, 2005
(DLC) 2005272403
Online version:
Fernel, Jean, 1497-1558.
Jean Fernel's On the hidden causes of things.
Leiden : Brill, 2005
(OCoLC)945915764
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Fernel; J M Forrester; John Henry
ISBN: 9781429429177 1429429178 9789004141285 9004141286
OCLC Number: 191930835
Language Note: Latin text with English translation.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 779 pages).
Contents: Acknowledgements Jean Fernel and the Importance of the De abditis rerum causis On the Transcript and the Translation De abditis rerum causis: a Synopsis DE ABDITIS RERUM CAUSIS Preface LIBER PRIMUS/BOOK I Chapter 1. The elements of the world provide the only matter for each thing that is brought into being. Chapter 2. The form of a natural thing is substance, not accident. Chapter 3. The substance of the form of every natural body is simple, and has not arisen from the forms of the substrate, contrary to Alexander's position. Chapter 4. The forms of the individual parts that are in a composite are as it were preparations for the introduction of a form of the whole, and they are multiple. Chapter 5. It is not the potentiality of a natural thing to proceed to a form through its own initiative; but just as an actuality is summoned from a disposition, a form is summoned from the potentiality of the matter. Chapter 6. There was not the smallest contribution previously in matter towards the generation of a form, and there is no potentiality of a form, nor can it be assigned to the kind of a substance. Chapter 7. The form of what has been generated could not emanate from the parents. The character and source of the true origin of forms. Chapter 8. The forms and original substances of everything are derived from heaven, according to Aristotle. Chapter 9. In philosophising upon Nature, Aristotle established the divine origin of forms: that greatest God created the heavens and stars, and bestowed on these the powers of begetting things; these are Platonic views too, compatible with Holy Writ. Chapter 10. All transient and mortal things were divinely originated in the past; they are now both begotten and controlled by heavenly excellence, which is itself manifestly divine. Chapter 11. The spirits by whose rudders people say the world is controlled. LIBER PRIMUS/BOOK II Preface Chapter 1. Powers reside in each generated thing that are some of them due to the matter, some of them to the temperament of the qualities, and some to the form. Chapter 2. The powers that a form displays, like the form itself, are manifestly divine and are referred to as such, there being no sure and evident basis for them. Chapter 3. The structure of the human body and of every living creature is divine. Chapter 4. Our soul is not sprung from the elements, on Galen's judgment. Chapter 5. What the faculty of the soul is to Galen. Chapter 6. The substance of the three parts of the soul is divine, on Galen's view. Chapter 7. The spirits of the human body, like those of all living things, are divine, as is their innate heat. Chapter 8. Very many functions and activities in us come from hidden causes. Chapter 9. Not one but three kinds of diseases are present in a similar part, and which the diseases of matter are. Chapter 10. Diseases of the total substance, and how significant they are in the art. Chapter 11. Distinguishing characteristics of occult diseases. Chapter 12. On the pestilent diseases: that their cause is hidden. Chapter 13. There is something hidden in epidemic diseases. Chapter 14. The contagious diseases. Chapter 15. Poisoned diseases. Chapter 16. Diseases, and also some remedies, transcend nature. Chapter 17. The existence of some hidden properties of the form or of the total substance, and the number of their different sorts. Chapter 18. From where the property of the total substance originated, and how it is distinct from the substance, and where it resides. Chapter 19. Occult diseases should be treated with the secret property of medicaments, not by the Empirics' procedure, but by skill and method. Bibliography Index
Series Title: History of science and medicine library., Medieval and early modern science ;, v. 6.
Other Titles: De abditis rerum causis.
On the hidden causes of things
Responsibility: with an edition and translation of Fernel's De abditis rerum causis by John M. Forrester ; introduction and annotations by John Henry & John M. Forrester.

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