Tagged: Galen

Modern Sanguinity

An example of the sanguine temperament. — Modern psychology likes to look back at the classical Greek theory of the four humors, and the development of that hypothesis by the Peripatetics, and later Galen, into a psycho-physiological account of temperament, with bemused condescension. Our knowers are wont to say, “Though of course no one takes the humors theory seriously anymore, it is nevertheless...