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This front matter section of the book Medical Empiricism and Philosophy of Human Nature in the 17th and 18th Century contains the table of contents. The book evaluates the role played by medical empiricism in the emergence of a philosophy of human nature in the seventeenth century and the role played by philosophical anthropology in the eighteenth century. The aim of this research project, which brings together German, Italian and French researchers, was to understand the constitution of a modern image of man and to study its transformations, starting from the debate between physicians and philosophers, which was revived in the new human and animal anatomy and physiology according to Vesalius.

Keywords: animal anatomy; anthropology; German; medical empiricism; philosophy of human nature



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