Reconsidering the Sources of the Self in the Ancient, Medieval, and Early Modern Periods

Participant

Jessica Wright

Assistant Professor of Classics and Medical Humanities Department of Philosophy and Classics, University of Texas-San Antonio, TX

Jessica is currently Assistant Professor of Classics and Medical Humanities at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Her research interests include conceptions of the human body and mind at the intersections of in medical, science, and religious thought in Greco-Roman antiquity. She is working on a monograph titled The Care of the Brain in Early Christianity, which explores how Christian preachers and theologians of the fourth and fifth centuries C.E. engaged with medical ideas about the brain, in particular its vulnerability.

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