Although Problems is an accretion of multiple authorship over several centuries, it offers a fascinating technical view of Peripatetic method and thought. ARISTOTLE ON MELANCHOLY. Problemata xxx.i. Through what i is it that all those who have become eminent in philosophy or politics or poetry or the arts turn. The present volume contains a collection of papers on the reception of Aristotle’s Problemata, a multifaceted text asking various questions about medical.

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Although this may serve as the background or framework for some of the discussion in Pr. It is longer than all the other chapters in Book 30 combined. It was attributed to Aristotle in antiquity.

It is possible that this chapter was written by Aristotle or largely based on something he wrote; but given the available evidence, there is no way to establish that with certainty. In any case, the author was clearly familiar. No fragments survive, however, so there is no way to make an informed judgment on the relationship between that work and Pr.


Whoever the author, he may also have been building on or responding to the discussions of melancholy of Diocles of Carystus see frs.

Problenata and in the Hippocratic corpus see Morb. Of the other thirteen chapters of Book 30, only one 14, on dreams mentions melancholy. And along with chs.

Further, five chapters discuss differences in cognitive abilities—between humans and animals 3, 6, 12 and among humans 5, 13 —and four discuss different sciences or disciplines 2, 8, 9, There are three miscellaneous chapters 4, 7, More Contact Arisgotle How to Subscribe. Search Publications Pages Publications Pages.

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In any case, the author was clearly familiar 1 See also Div. Please wait, image is loading Sign in to annotate.