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Renaissance natural philosophy, brain, and epilepsy (and some ideas about science)

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Author(s):
Peiruque Kickhofel, Eduardo Henrique [1]
Total Authors: 1
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Dept Philosophy, Estr Caminho Velho 333, BR-07252312 Guarulhos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: Epilepsy & Behavior; v. 121, n. B AUG 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 1
Abstract

Renaissance was a period full of religious and supernatural concepts and practices distant from the contemporary scientific world. Some erratic behaviors were considered demonic possessions and treated by exorcisms. It is supported by many sources. However, some important sources of the Renaissance point to a different picture. They show trends towards naturalistic explanations of many diseases, including epilepsy. This critical review discusses this approach, using texts by Mondino de' Luzzi and Leonardo da Vinci. However, more than an historical study, this review considers the passage from religious and supernatural practices to modern science. Contemporary consequences of that passage are considered, considering this Special Issue of Epilepsy \& Behavior. (c) 2019 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/16549-4 - The nature, the reason and the science of man: new edition of Leonardo da Vinci's anatomical studies
Grantee:Eduardo Henrique Peiruque Kickhöfel
Support Opportunities: Scholarships abroad - Research
FAPESP's process: 12/01124-2 - The nature, the reason and the science of man: a new edition of Leonardo da Vinci's anatomical studies
Grantee:Eduardo Henrique Peiruque Kickhöfel
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants