De spiritu on Heat and Its Roles in the Formation, Composition, and Activities of Animals

Orly Lewis*

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Abstract

Lewis suggests an interpretation of the text which aims to identify the author’s views on the role of heat in animals and to answer question such as (i) What are the roles of heat in the composition and functions of the animal body? (ii) By what means and with the aid of which substances or structures does heat perform its roles? (iii) What is the relation between heat and the soul and heat and pneuma? (iv) Is there an “innate heat” in the body?.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationHeat, Pneuma, and Soul in Ancient Philosophy and Science
PublisherCambridge University Press
Pages140-156
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781108651714
ISBN (Print)9781108476737
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2020

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Keywords

  • De spiritu
  • Heat
  • ancient Greek medicine
  • animal parts
  • craft
  • nature
  • physiology
  • pneuma
  • pseudo-Aristotle

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