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Ricardo Julião M.A.


History of Ancient Science (HistAS)

Klassische Philologie

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Institut für Klassische Philologie
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin

Organization of the colloquium "Ancient and Contemporary Approaches to Madness" at the Centre for Philosophy of Science of the University of Lisbon, Portugal.

Communication on Pinel's Anti-Galenism at the "IV Jornadas Internancionais de Psiquiatria e Saúde Mental" in Coimbra, Portugal

2011 – 2012     
Visiting student at University of Texas at Austin, where I wrote "Galen on Mental Diseases", under the supervision of Prof. Jim Hankinson

2008 – 2011     
Teacher of Philosphy

2008 – 2012     
Attendance of the Masters in History and Philosophy of Sciences at University of Lisbon

2007 – 2008     
Co-author of three plays for the Portuguese National Theatre Teatro D. Maria II at Lisbon: "Last Days of Socrates", "Last Days of Giordano Bruno" and "Last Days of Galileo Galilei"

2004 – 2006     
Postgraduation in Teaching Philosophy

Graduation in Philosophy at The Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the New University of Lisbon (with a thesis entitled "The concept of pathos in Ancient Stoicism")

Mapping the Role of Memory in Galen’s Oeuvre

The field of 'memory studies' has seen a boom in recent years, however, historians of ancient philosophy and medicine have undervalued the study of memory in ancient medical texts. Although Galen did not write a systematic treatise on memory, we find in his oeuvre several passages where he wrote about memory in considerable detail. In these passages, Galen's approach appears to be strictly medical, and mainly concerned with therapeutics of memory failure and memory loss. Thus, having memory deficits as a point of departure, we will examine how Galen understands memory, its functioning, its location within the human body, its role in mind's architecture, how it is related to other psychic faculties, such as reasoning and 'imagination', and its role on human behaviour and cognition.

This dissertation project was successfully completed within the Research Group D-2 Mapping body and soul of the Excellence Cluster 264 Topoi.

"Espaços de Verdade. A partir de Michel Foucault", in: Nuno Miguel Proença e Marta Filipe Alexandre (Eds.): Oficina de Filosofia das Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Lisboa: Setembro de 2009, 120 pp.