Adversaries and Authorities: Investigations into Ancient Greek and Chinese Science

Adversaries and Authorities: Investigations into Ancient Greek and Chinese Science

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by G. E. R. Lloyd
     
 

Did science and philosophy develop differently in ancient Greece and ancient China? A series of detailed studies relate the science produced in each ancient civilization first to the values of that society and then to the institutions within which the scientists and philosophers worked. See more details below

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Did science and philosophy develop differently in ancient Greece and ancient China? A series of detailed studies relate the science produced in each ancient civilization first to the values of that society and then to the institutions within which the scientists and philosophers worked.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521553315
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/13/1996
Series:
Ideas in Context Series, #42
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Notes on editions
1Comparative studies and their problems: methodological preliminaries1
2Adversaries and authorities20
3Methodology, epistemology and their uses47
4The techniques of persuasion74
5Causes and correlations93
6Greek and Chinese dichotomies revisited118
7Finite and infinite in Greece and China140
8Heavenly harmonies165
9The politics of the body190
10Science in antiquity: the Greek and Chinese cases and their relevance to the problems of culture and cognition209
Glossary of Chinese and Greek terms228
Bibliography232
Index244

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