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The way and the word : science and medicine in early China and Greece

Author: G E R Lloyd; Nathan Sivin
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The rich civilizations of ancient China and Greece built sciences of comparable sophistication, each based on different foundations of concept, method and organization. In this text, two scholars  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: G E R Lloyd; Nathan Sivin
ISBN: 0300092970 9780300092974 0300101600 9780300101607
OCLC Number: 49283461
Description: xvii, 348 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
1. Aims and Methods --
2. The Social and Institutional Framework of the Chinese Sciences --
3. The Social and Institutional Framework of Greek Science --
4. The Fundamental Issues of Greek Science --
5. The Fundamental Issues of the Chinese Sciences --
6. Chinese and Greek Sciences Compared --
Appendix --
Chronology of Historical Events --
Bibliography --
Index and Glossary.
Responsibility: Geoffrey Lloyd and Nathan Sivin.

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"A nuanced, sophisticated, and deeply learned reflection on ancient science.... [The book] will be the foundation for thinking about the deep structures of the sociology of knowledge in antiquity."

 
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