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Alcmaeon of Croton was an early Greek medical writer and . Later authors such as Iamblichus (VP , ), Philoponus (De An. p. 88), and. Philosopher and naturalist Greek, who lived in the 5th century BC Some authors consider it a disciple of Pythagoras, given that continues th. View the profiles of people named Alcmeon de Crotona. Join Facebook to connect with Alcmeon de Crotona and others you may know. Facebook gives people.

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One might have expected, however, that the moon would be flat like the sun West Alcmaeon agrees with these Pythagoreans in regarding the opposites as principles of things.

He should probably be regarded as a pioneer in applying a political metaphor to the balance of opposites that constitute the healthy human body. He thus sets the initial agenda for Greek physiology Longrigg54—7; Lloydff. There is also the possibility that Fr. Alcmaeon of Croton also seems to have thought along similar lines, and either he took this theory over from them [i.

From the Beginning to PlatoLondon: That Aristotle wrote a separate treatise in response to Alcmaeon argues in favor of his originality. Pythagoras Hippasus Philolaus Archytas. Perhaps what is distinctive to Alcmaeon is crotonz use of the specific political metaphor and most scholars e.

Greek texts of the fragments and testimonia with translations in German. He has been referred to as “a thinker of considerable originality and one of the greatest philosophers, naturalists, and neuroscientists of all time.

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Bro n tinus is identified as a Pythagorean from Croton in some places D. In Empedocles, all materials have pores in them, which determine whether they mix well with other objects. Moreover, monarchia may have been introduced by crtoona doxographer familiar with its use in the famous debate on constitutions in Herodotus III 80—3where isonomia also appears III Alcmaeon said that the equality isonomia of the powers wet, dry, cold, hot, bitter, sweet, etc. A majority crotonq scholars up to the middle of the twentieth century followed this tradition.


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He also practiced astrology and meteorology. Alcmaeon was the son of Peirithous. In fact, the majority of ancient sources do not describe him as a Pythagorean e.

The ancient tradition assigns one book to Alcmaeon, which came to bear the traditional title of Presocratic treatises, On Nature DK, A2although this title probably does not go back to Alcmaeon himself. Qlcmeon are difficulties with the text of Fr. He also stated that the eye contains both fire and water, with vision occurring once something is seen and reflected by the gleaming and translucent part of the eye.

Importance and Influence Alcmaeon has been somewhat neglected in recent scholarship on early Greek philosophy e.

Archived from the original on For in age Alcmaeon was in the old age of Pythagorasand his views were similar to theirs a27— If he was active in the early fifth century, his views are much more original. Some scholars exclude the material in brackets above because it is hard to see how to connect it to what precedes e. Plato describes the soul as composed of two circles with rcotona motions, which imitate the contrary motions of the fixed stars and the planets, so that the soul becomes a sort of orrery in the head Timaeus 44d.


He has also been hailed as the first to use dissection, but this is based on a hasty reading of the evidence. Even if this is a dedication, it does not follow that Alcmaeon agreed with the views of his addressees.

Based on this observation, and more rudimentary, Alcmaeon described the senses, except for the touch sense. Pluralist Anaxagoras Archelaus Empedocles. It is a surprising remark for Aristotle to make, since he only refers to Pythagoras once elsewhere in all his extant writings and throughout this passage of the Metaphysics refers to the Pythagoreans or Italians in the plural.


Alcmaeon of Croton

The ds that health depends on a balance of opposed factors in the body is a commonplace in Greek medical writers. Studies in Greek Philosophy and its continuation offered to Professor C. Later writers in the medical tradition, such as Galen DK Croyonatreat him as a philosopher-scientist rather than as a physician, so that some scholars Mansfeld ; cf. Alcmaeon is the first to raise a series of questions in human and animal physiology that later become stock problems, which every thinker tries to address.

Other scholars regard the remark as genuine e. Other doctrines of Alcmaeon have been preserved.

Weidmann, Volume 1, Chapter 24, — Greek medicinepage