Research Group D-III-E-II-2 focused on spatial models in ancient medicine and ancient philosophy of mind. It seeked to investigate which concepts of the localization of faculties of the soul and of the diseases of mind were developed in ancient times and how these ancient theories contributed to the concepts of modern times. In order to develop a comparative approach, texts by Plato, selected Platonists, Aristotle, selected Aristotelians, Galen, and modern Aristotelians were to be analyzed.
The work of this group is continued in Topoi 2 research group (D-2) Mapping Body and Soul.
- Alexander von Aphrodisias und die antike Diskussion über die körperliche Lokalisation des herrschenden Seelenteils
- Aristotle on Parts of the Soul
- Galen, De locis affectis I-II: Kritische Ausgabe mit Übersetzung und Kommentar