Medicine as metaphor in Plato

Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 20 (5):527-541 (1995)
argues that ancient Greek medicine had a significant effect on the way in which Plato conceived of ethics, and (2) explores some ways in which Plato integrated medical concepts such as "health" into his ethics. Specific parallels between ancient medicine and such concepts as eudaimonia , soul, nature and convention, etc., are discussed, as is the relation between conceptions of health and medical treatment. Keywords: ancient medicine, ethics, health, Plato CiteULike Connotea What's this?
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DOI 10.1093/jmp/20.5.527
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