What are some important ways these two very different texts both exhibit a “mechanistic” picture of the human body?

Review Background About Hippocrates:
Readings
• Hippocrates: Oath, Canon, and Prognosis Actions
• Hippocrates: The Sacred Disease
Reflection:
1.
Drawing explicitly (e.g. quoting and citing specific passages) from all the readings (Oath, Canon, Prognosis, and Sacred Disease), briefly describe important ways these texts exemplify and connect to ideas and descriptions of Ancient Greek medicine from Porter’s chapter on the Doctor.
Review: Harvey and Descartes
Readings
• Background About William Harvey: https://www.britannica.com/biography/William-Harvey
• Background about René Descartes: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Rene-Descartes
• René Descartes: The Passions of the Soul
(Focus especially on Articles 1 – 26; the “articles” are numbered and titled in bold; for example, Article one is: “1. Anything that is a passion with regard to one subject is an action with regard to something else”)
Reflection
1.
What are some important ways these two very different texts both exhibit a “mechanistic” picture of the human body? Provide specific quotations/citations
2. What are ways these texts exemplify observations and ideas from Porter’s chapter on the body?

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