Art or Science? Medicine and the History of Science

Technische Universität Berlin

Information

Course Type
SE
Semester
WiSe 2022/23
Location
Online
SWS
2
Start
Frequency
wöchentlich
Day
Di
Time
14-16
E-Mail
steffi.rudolf@googlemail.com

Details

An overview of the history of medicine will be part of the seminar, as well as a discussion of its relation to the history of sciences and the status of medicine as a science (or art). We will then focus on pathbreaking periods in the history of medicine from Antiquity to the present day, particular methods and medical conceptions (like spiritual medicine, the location of the soul in the body, the role and validity of experience and experiment).

Literature

S. Müller-Wille, "History of Science and Medicine", in The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine ed. by M. Jackson, Oxford 2011.