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The ambitions of curiosity : understanding the world in ancient Greece and China

Author: G E R Lloyd
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Series: Ideas in context, 64.
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"This book explores the origins and growth of systematic inquiry in Greece, China and Mesopotamia. Professor Lloyd examines which factors stimulated or inhibited this development, and whose interest were served. Who set the agenda? What was the role of the state in sponsoring, supporting or blocking research in areas such as historiography, natural philosophy, medical research, astronomy, technology, pure and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: G E R Lloyd
ISBN: 0521815428 9780521815420 0521894611 9780521894616
OCLC Number: 49513186
Description: xvi, 175 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Histories, annals, myths --
The modalities of prediction --
The number of things --
Applications and applicabilities --
The language of learning --
Individuals and institutions.
Series Title: Ideas in context, 64.
Responsibility: G.E.R. Lloyd.
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