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The Best Doctor Is Also a Philosopher: Galen on Science, Humanities, and the Arts

Ralph Rosen, Vartan Gregorian Professor in the Humanities in the Department of Classical Studies

Rosen will discuss the relationship between the humanities and the sciences as framed by the second-century Greek physician, surgeon, researcher, and philosopher Galen in his work That the Best Physician Is Also a Philosopher. One of the most accomplished medical researchers in antiquity, Galen influenced the development of disciplines including anatomy, physiology, and neurology, as well as philosophy and logic. He included poetry and music in his list of “high” and “useful” arts along with medicine, mathematics, and rhetoric.

Monday, April 20, 2015
Noon-1 p.m.
Irvine Auditorium, Amado Recital Hall

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