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Treatise Of Man

Author : René Descartes
ISBN : NWU:35556037515608
Genre : Philosophy
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Besides his more famous works of philosophy - Discourse on Method, Meditations on First Philosophy, and Principles of Philosophy - Descartes devoted a great deal of time and thought to the study of physiology and anatomy. An account of his activities in 1629 reports that he visited butcher shops on an almost daily basis to study specific animal organs, and he practiced dissection and even vivisection to explore the workings of major organ systems. In the 1630s, he assisted in the dissection of human cadavers - all to satisfy his intense curiosity about how bodies, animal and human, work. The fruits of this research can be found in his Treatise of Man, a work that he decided not to publish for fear of suffering the same fate as Galileo. Consequently, this fascinating treatise did not appear until twelve years after his death. Among its many intriguing features are his detailed descriptions of the nervous system and its interactions with the muscles to create movement in response to stimulus. Though we now know that many of these details are wrong, Descartes' understanding that much of the body functions as a machine was a stroke of genius. He is the first to describe the reflex arc, anticipating Pavlov and the behaviorists by almost 300 years. The idea of the body as a kind of animal machine that functions according to physical laws was an immense advance over the previous scholastic notions based on Aristotle, which merely begged the question of how the various organs of the body work by stating that it is in their nature to perform their specific functions. This is a landmark work that students of history, medicine, biology, and the history of science will find richly rewarding.

A Treatise On Man And The Development Of His Faculties

Author : Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet
ISBN : 9781108064422
Genre : Philosophy
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The 1842 English translation of a seminal work of social statistics by the Belgian polymath Adolphe Quetelet (1796-1874).

A Treatise On Man And The Development Of His Faculties

Author : Adolphe Quetelet
ISBN : UCAL:$B21020
Genre : Demography
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A Treatise On Man And The Development Of His Faculties Tr Under The Superintendence Of R Knox Ed By T Smibert People S Ed

Author : Lambert Adolphe J. Quetelet
ISBN : OXFORD:600031459
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A Treatise On Man And The Development Of His Faculties Now First Translated Into English Under The Superintendence Of Dr R Knox Edited By T Smibert

Author : Lambert Adolphe Jacques QUETELET
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A Treatise Of The Passions And Faculties Of The Soule Of Man

Author : Edward Reynolds
ISBN : UCSD:31822042776807
Genre : Emotions
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A Treatise Of The Passions And Faculties Of The Soul Of Man With The Severall Dignities And Corruptions Therunto Belonging

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A Treatise Of The Passions And Faculties Of The Soule Of Man With The Dignities And Corruptions Thereunto Belonging

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A Philosophical Treatise On The Nature And Constitution Of Man

Author : George Harris
ISBN : UOM:39015070460939
Genre : Mind and body
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A Treatise Of The Passions And Faculties Of The Soul Of Man

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