The papers published in this volume will be useful to philosophers, classicists, doctors and medical professionals. They examine issues and problems of philosophy and medicine from within the prism of the tradition of ancient Greek philosophy and medicine and from within the contemporary context.

In the Hellenic tradition which lasted for several millennia, these two disciplines, mainly as arts, were considered as the two most important parts of a doctor's and a philosopher's theoretical education and practice. However in our times, given the significance of technological progress and its application in medicine and how this may pose a danger that man, as patient, may be treated as an object and no longer as a person, we can conclude that inquiry into the correlation of medicine and philosophy can only contribute to the betterment of man's state of affairs.

The issues that are examined in the texts which are published in these two volumes not only concentrate on the relation of medicine to philosophy in general, but they also consider a wide range of particular problems of scholarly importance such as the following:

Pre-Socratic philosophers and medicine; Socrates as physician of the soul; Plato, medicine and mental health; Plato's views on disease of the body and the soul in the Symposium, Timaeus, and other dialogues; Plato and psychopathology and particularly Plato and Freud; Hippocratic texts and the importance of Hippocratic medicine for the consideration of moral problems; Aristotle's view of the passions, medicine, ethics, and entelecheia as a paradigm for today's health problems; Stoic views on suicide and assisted death; dreams and therapy; music and therapy; Galen's views on philosophy and medicine and his thoughts on the powers of man; and finally, a theme that was present throughout the conference: what are the criteria for health and can we speak of criteria for physical, political and moral health?

The articles in the present volume should be studied in conjunction with the papers contained in the first volume on the Philosophy and Medicine


Hayden W. Ausland, E?ۯۇ in Plato's Hippias Minor and in Greek Medicine.
Scott Burgess, Reduplicated Reasoning: Parallel anatomies at Plato's Timaeus 74b-e.
Giovanni Casertano, Karmides Kopfschmerz: Bemerkungen ber die Beziehung zwischen medizin, philosophie und politik nach Plato.
Elizabeth M. Craik, Places in man.
Vasilios G. Fanaras, Artificial human reproduction: Condemnation or acceptance?
John Gericke, Medicine and the soundness of the soul in Aristotle.
Paula Gottlieb, Aristotle's ethics and medicine .
Kirk W. Junker, Incommensurate uses of evidence in law and medicine.
Kostas Kalimtzis, Aristotle on the emotional disorders of anger.
Joan Leach, Hippocratic reason and sophistical rhetoric : empiricism and argument in classical antiquity
Petrus J. Maritz, The ethics of rhetorical - medical practice in Gorgias and modern society.
Dario Lopez Morales, Le concept multiple de l' ame dans le Corpus Hippocraticum.
Elsa Garcia Novo, To know one's limitations in classical Greek medicine and philosophy : a message for present - day physicians.
Erik Nis Ostenfeld, Mental health in Socrates and Plato.
John Poulakos, Philosophy and medicine in Plato's Symposium.
Julius Rocca, Galen and Greek pneuma theory.The limitations of physiological explanation.
Samuel Scolnicov, Plato : diseases of the soul, diseases of the body.
Hemant Shah, Philosophy and medicine :The Indian standpoint.
Massimo Stella, Freud and the fourth book of Plato's Republic : continuity in metaphoric imagery.
Harold Tarrant,The proximity of philosophy and medicine in the age of Galen .
Jesus Lens - Tuero, Athleticism and philosophy in Diodorus Siculus' Historical library .
Heinrich von Staden, Dynamis : the Hippocratics and Plato.
Hideya Yamakawa, Natural and non -natural aspects in contemporary medical practices from the Hippocratic and traditional Greek viewpoint.