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Early Greek science: Thales to Aristotle

Author: G E R Lloyd
Publisher: New York, Norton [1971, ©1970]
Series: Ancient culture and society.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Although there is no exact equivalent of our term 'science' in Greek, Western science may still be said to have originated with the Greeks, for they were the first to attempt to explain natural phenomena consistently in naturalistic terms, and they initiated the practice of rational criticism of scientific theories. This study traces Greek science through the work of the Pythagoreans, the Presocratic natural  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G E R Lloyd
ISBN: 0393043401 9780393043402
OCLC Number: 126735
Description: 156 pages illustrations, 1 map 21 cm.
Contents: The background and the beginnings --
The theories of the Milesians --
The Pythagoreans --
The problem of change --
The Hippocratic writers --
Plato --
Fourth-century astronomy --
Aristotle --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Ancient culture and society.
Responsibility: [by] G.E.R. Lloyd.

Abstract:

"Although there is no exact equivalent of our term 'science' in Greek, Western science may still be said to have originated with the Greeks, for they were the first to attempt to explain natural phenomena consistently in naturalistic terms, and they initiated the practice of rational criticism of scientific theories. This study traces Greek science through the work of the Pythagoreans, the Presocratic natural philosophers, the Hippocratic writers, Plato, the fourth-century B.C astronomers, and Aristotle. [The author] also investigates the relationship between science and philosophy and science and medicine; he discusses the social and economic setting of early Greek science; and he analyzes the motives and incentives of the different groups of writers"--Back cover.

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