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The Greek pursuit of knowledge

Author: Jacques Brunschwig; G E R Lloyd; Pierre Pellegrin
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Ancient Greek thought is the essential wellspring from which the intellectual, ethical, and political civilization of the West draws and to which, even today, we repeatedly return. In this book drawn from the reference work Greek Thought: A Guide to Classical Knowledge, major scholars take up basic topics in philosophy and science, offering an account of the extraordinary explosion of desire for knowledge in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Biographies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacques Brunschwig; G E R Lloyd; Pierre Pellegrin
ISBN: 067402155X 9780674021556
OCLC Number: 52288755
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: xiii, 387 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The philosopher. --
Epistemology. --
Schools and sites of learning. --
Observation and research. --
Demonstration and the idea of science. --
Astronomy. --
Cosmology. --
Geography. --
Harmonics. --
History. --
Language. --
Logic. --
Mathematics. --
Medicine. --
Physics. --
Poetics. --
Rhetoric. --
Technology. --
Theology. --
Theories of religion. --
Chronology.
Other Titles: Savoir grec.
Responsibility: edited by Jacques Brunschwig and Geoffrey E.R. Lloyd ; with the collaboration of Pierre Pellegrin ; translated under the direction of Catherine Porter.

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"Ancient Greek thought is the essential wellspring from which the intellectual, ethical, and political civilization of the West draws and to which, even today, we repeatedly return. In this book drawn from the reference work Greek Thought: A Guide to Classical Knowledge, major scholars take up basic topics in philosophy and science, offering an account of the extraordinary explosion of desire for knowledge in the classical Greek world."--Jacket.

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