Aisthesis: Sense and Sensation in Greco-Roman Medicine

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Aisthesis: Sense and Sensation in Greco-Roman Medicine

APA January 2-5, 2014 145th Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL

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Date limite : 1er février 2013


Organized by Ralph M. Rosen (University of Pennsylvania)
Sponsored by the Society for Ancient Medicine and Pharmacy

Scholars have begun to explore the complexities of the senses in ancient cultures with renewed interest and from a variety of perspectives. Perception and feeling are always deeply implicated in the emotional and psychological lives of humans, and Greco-Roman antiquity offered its own conceptual and discursive variations on such affective realms. Less frequently emphasized is the fact that the mechanisms of perception are physiological, of necessity involving at some point the interaction of bodily organs with the mind. From a strictly medical point of view, the organs of perception presented a peculiar challenge—on the one hand, they were subject to varying states of health and disease just like any other part of the body; on the other, they served as pathways to the non-material world of cognition, consciousness and emotion. We invite papers for this session specifically on Greco-Roman medical and physiological approaches to the bodily senses. All approaches within this general framework are welcome: (e.g.) psychological, philosophical, scientific, diachronic, philological, religious, therapeutics, ethical.
Please send an abstract of 500-600 words of your proposed paper (20 mins.) by e-mail to Ralph M. Rosen ( Cette adresse email est protégée contre les robots des spammeurs, vous devez activer Javascript pour la voir. ). Deadline for submission of abstracts is February 1, 2013.

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