76 - R.J. Hankinson on Galen

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Jim Hankinson, a leading expert on philosophical themes in Galen, joins Peter to discuss this greatest doctor of the ancient world.



Further Reading

• R.J. Hankinson, "Galen and the Best of all Possible Worlds," Classical Quarterly 39 (1989), 206-27.

• R.J. Hankinson, Galen. On the Therapeutic Method. Books I and II (Oxford: 1991).

• R.J. Hankinson, Galen. On Antecedent Causes (Cambridge: 1998).

• R.J. Hankinson (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Galen (Cambridge: 2008).

• R. J. Hankinson, "Galen on the Limitations of Knowledge," in Galen and the World of Knowledge, ed. C. Gill, T. Whitmarsh and J. Wilkins (Cambridge:  2009), 206-42.


Elisabeth Harasti on 8 March 2024

Sadly, goodbye

Thank you so much for seventy-five wonderful episodes. You've been such a thoughtful, intelligent, and engaging teacher, and your guests are marvelous; but after this merry giggle about vivisection, I have to go. Cheers to my fellow students, I know you are legion!

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Wojciech Wciórka on 31 May 2024

merry giggle

Cheers, we're staying.

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