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Adversaries and authorities : investigations into ancient Greek and Chinese science

Author: G E R Lloyd
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Series: Ideas in context, 42.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Did science and philosophy develop differently in ancient Greece and ancient China? If so, can we say why? This book offers answers to these questions with a series of detailed studies of cosmology,  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
ISBN: 0521553318 9780521553315 0521556953 9780521556958
OCLC Number: 33078443
Description: xvii, 250 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Comparative studies and their problems: methodological preliminaries --
Adversaries and authorities --
Methodology, epistemology and their uses --
The techniques of persuasion --
Causes and correlations --
Greek and Chinese dichotomies revisited --
Finite and infinite in Greece and China --
Heavenly harmonies --
The politics of the body --
Science in antiquity: the Greek and Chinese cases and their relevance to the problems of culture and cognition.
Series Title: Ideas in context, 42.
Responsibility: G.E.R. Lloyd.
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