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Being, humanity, and understanding : studies in ancient and modern societies

Author: Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st ed., 1st impr
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G. E. R. Lloyd explores the amazing diversity of views that humans have held on being, humanity, and understanding. In a cross-cultural study that ranges from ancient to modern times, he asks how far  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9780199654727 0199654727
OCLC Number: 857957222
Description: [6], 136 s. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction ; 1. Humanity between Gods and Beasts? ; 2. Error ; 3. Ancient Understandings Reassessed and the Consequences for Ontologies ; 4. Language and Audiences ; 5. Philosophical Implications ; Epilogue ; Glossary of Key Chinese Terms and Names ; Bibliography ; Index
Responsibility: G. E. R. Lloyd.

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