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The symptom and the subject : the emergence of the physical body in ancient Greece

Author: Brooke Holmes
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Takes a look at how the physical body first emerged in the West as both an object of knowledge and a mysterious part of the self. This book highlights with fresh importance how classical Greek  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brooke Holmes
ISBN: 9780691138992 0691138990 0691163405 9780691163406
OCLC Number: 429472332
Description: xxii, 355 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Before the physical body --
The inquiry into nature and the physical imagination --
Incorporating the daemonic --
Signs of life and techniques of taking care --
Beyond the "Sōma": therapies of the "Psukhē" --
Forces of nature, acts of gods: Euripides' symptoms.
Responsibility: Brooke Holmes.

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