Ancient Worlds, Modern Reflections: Philosophical Perspectives on Greek and Chinese Science and Culture

Ancient Worlds, Modern Reflections: Philosophical Perspectives on Greek and Chinese Science and Culture

ISBN-10:
0199270163
ISBN-13:
9780199270163
Pub. Date:
04/08/2004
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
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Ancient Worlds, Modern Reflections: Philosophical Perspectives on Greek and Chinese Science and Culture

Geoffrey Lloyd's pioneering new book uses a study of ancient Greek and Chinese science and culture to throw light on fundamental problems, both intellectual and moral, that we still face today. The issues range from the debate about realism and relativism in philosophy of science to doubts concerning the universal applicability of the discourse of human rights. Lloyd provides compelling evidence that ancient civilizations have much to offer contemporary debates in many fields of study.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199270163
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 04/08/2004
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. Understanding Ancient Societies
2. Science in Ancient Civilizations?
3. Carving out Territories
4. A Common Logic
5. Searching for Truth
6. The Questionability of Belief
7. Styles of Inquiry and the Question of a Common Ontology
8. The Use and Abuse of Classification
9. For Example and Against
10. Universities: their Histories and Responsibilities
11. Human Nature and Human Rights
12. A Critique of Democracy
Conclusion
Glossary of Chinese and Greek Terms

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