Adversaries and Authorities: Investigations into Ancient Greek and Chinese Scienceby G. E. R. Lloyd
Pub. Date: 07/13/1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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.
Table of Contents
1. Comparative studies and their problems: methodological preliminaries; 2. Adversaries and authorities; 3. Methodology, epistemology and their uses; 4. The techniques of persuasion; 5. Causes and correlations; 6. Greek and Chinese dichotomies revisited; 7. Finite and infinite in Greece and China; 8. Heavenly harmonies; 9. The politics of the body; 10. Science in antiquity: the Greek and Chinese cases and their relevance to the problems of culture and cognition; Glossary of Chinese and Greek terms; Bibliography; Index.
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