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Ancient Greeks: Galen on Intellectual Enslavement

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Written by JoAnn Chateau

Those who are enslaved to their sects
are not merely devoid of all sound knowledge,
but they will not even stop to learn!

~ Galen


Galen, (born c. 130 bce—died c. 200 bce), was one of the most prominent ancient physicians as well as a philosopher… [He] was also a well-read scholar who combined extensive erudition with ‘cutting edge’ observational practice to completely change the understanding and teaching of medicine. He frequently integrates his observational practice with the natural philosophy of Plato and Aristotle.  His position as the leading authority in medical theory extended for at least fourteen hundred years.” ~ Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

READ MORE: Galen | Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy


Human nature has not changed over the millennia. The question is, do we learn from history?

Peer pressure and/or conformity will stunt our intellectual growth… and progress overall.

That’s one of my thoughts. Care to share what you are thinking?


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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She sometimes writes fiction about Chester (the Alpha Bichon) and his friends -- with a dash of humor and dab of Poli-Sci. JoAnn's views and insights are tinted by her past profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and Library and Information Science training. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.

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