Matt Klemm, History, publishes a book chapter


Contributed by Jonathan Ablard

Dr. Klemm's essay, “A Medical Perspective on the Soul as Form of the Body,” will appear as a chapter in the book, Psychology and the Other Disciplines: A Case of Cross-Disciplinary Interaction, 1250-1750(Brill: Leiden, Ned.) This edited volume examines how psychology developed from the medieval to the early modern period by exploring its interactions with medicine, philosophy, and theology.

Dr. Klemm's chapter examines how the physician, Peter of Abano (d. 1316) used an ontological theory borrowed from the theologian, Thomas Aquinas, to support his account of the animation of the human embryo.