Philosophica: International Journal for the History of Philosophy

Volume 26, Issue 52, November 2018

Filosofia e Medicina sobre Dor e Sofrimento

Palmira Fontes da Costa
Pages 59-69

As Meditações Sobre as Lágrimas e o Choro de Johan Friedrich Schreiber

This article briefly presents Philosophical-Medical Meditations on Tears and Crying by the German physician Johan Schreiber, a dissertation which systematizes knowledge on the physiology of crying in the early eighteenth century. It is also a work which attributes some importance to the affections, including pain and sadness and to the causal relationship between prolonged crying and some diseases as well as the therapeutic effects of tears.