Gemenii in Evul Mediu. Probleme filosofice, medicale si teologice pdf

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In current research, twins offer a privileged point of view in trying to draw a line between what depends on nature, on genetic heritage, and what derives from environmental and socio-cultural conditions. Since the Middle Ages, however, twins have attracted the attention of physicians and magicians, who have used them to test their own theoretical models. The volume reviews the medieval debates on twins, in which different epistemological instances intersect: medical, moral, philosophical and theological. Twins allow the medievals not only to rethink the theories of human generation inherited from the Greco-Roman world, but also to evaluate the scientific claims of disciplines such as physiognomy and astrology, to analyse how grace differentiates nature, and to test (especially through teratology and the cases of Siamese twins) a number of hypotheses about the unrepeatability of complexion, the uniqueness or plurality of the human composite, and the constitution of individual identity.

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Autor: Gabriella Zuccolin
Editura: Polirom
Colectie: Top 10+
Anul aparitiei: 2.020
Luna aparitiei: 2
Tip coperta: Brosata
Numar de pagini: 296
Format: 130 x 200
ISBN: 9789734680870
Cod de bare: 9789734680870

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