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Disciplines in the making : cross-cultural perspectives on elites, learning, and innovation

Author: G E R Lloyd
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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We tend to assume that our map of the intellectual disciplines is valid cross-culturally. Lloyd challenges this in relation to eight main areas of human endeavour, namely philosophy, mathematics, history, medicine, art, law, religion, and science, by examining how the disciplines were conceived and developed.
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: G E R Lloyd
ISBN: 9780199567874 0199567875
OCLC Number: 311768029
Description: viii, 215 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
What is philosophy? --
Mathematics --
History --
Medicine --
Art --
Law --
Religion --
Science --
Conclusion: Discipline and interdisciplinarity.
Responsibility: G.E.R. Lloyd.
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What Lloyd has written is lucid and provocative...with an impressive show of erudition. Peter Machamer, ISIS

 
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