Galen's Critique of Rationalist and Empiricist Anatomy

Journal of the History of Biology 30 (1):35 - 54 (1997)

This article explores Galen's analysis of and response to the Rationalist and Empiricist medical sects. It argues that his interest in their debate concerning the epistemology of medicine and anatomy was key to his advancement of an experimental methodology.
Keywords Galen  Empiricism  Rationalism  Experiment  Philosophy of Science  Ancient Medicine
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DOI 10.1023/A:1004266427468
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