Ancient Philosophers on Mental Illness

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This article explores how the ancient philosophers from Plato to late antiquity understood mental illness. It outlines when, how and in what kind of contexts the phenomenon of mental illness was recognized in the ancient philosophical texts, how mental illness was understood in terms of the body-mind interaction, and how mental disorders of the medical kind were distinguished from non-medical psychic disturbances. It establishes that, while the philosophers mostly understood mental illness along the lines of ancient medical thinking, their ideas, for example on the nature and location of the soul, informed their theories of mental illness.

Alkuperäiskielienglanti
LehtiHistory of Psychiatry
Vuosikerta30
Numero1
Sivut3-18
Sivumäärä16
ISSN0957-154X
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - maaliskuuta 2019
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä, vertaisarvioitu

Tieteenalat

  • 3124 Neurologia ja psykiatria
  • 611 Filosofia
  • 615 Historia ja arkeologia

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Ahonen, Marke Pauliina. / Ancient Philosophers on Mental Illness. Julkaisussa: History of Psychiatry. 2019 ; Vuosikerta 30, Nro 1. Sivut 3-18 .
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Ancient Philosophers on Mental Illness. / Ahonen, Marke Pauliina.

julkaisussa: History of Psychiatry, Vuosikerta 30, Nro 1, 03.2019, s. 3-18 .

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