Juan Huarte de San Juan

Juan Huarte De San Juan

Juan Huarte de San Juan

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Juan Huarte de San Juan or Juan Huarte y Navarro (1529-1588) was a Spanish physician and psychologist. He was born at Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port around 1530, and was educated, firstly, at the university of Huesca Hugh Chisholm. Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition. . Cambridge England: at the University press. Published 1910., and then at the university of Alcalá de Henares, where he graduated in medicine.

Though it appears doubtful whether he practiced as a physician at Huesca, Huarte distinguished himself by his professional skill and heroic zeal during the plague which devastated Baeza in 1566.

Huarte published the first edition of his Examen de ingenios para las ciencias in 1575, which won him a European reputation, and was translated by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing. Despite its initial proscription by the Inquisition, copies of the Examen were found in many of Barcelona's public and private libraries (including those of Joaquín Setantí, Jeroni Tarrassa, Joan Nadal de Prats, Pau Ignasi de Dalmases and the library of the Jesuit school). Though now superseded, Huarte's treatise is historically interesting as the first attempt to show the connection between psychology and physiology, and its acute ingenuity is as remarkable as the boldness of its views. In 1594, after his death, a second, revised and expurgated (by the...
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