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Methods and Problems in Greek Science : Selected Papers - G. E. R. Lloyd

Methods and Problems in Greek Science

Selected Papers

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Published: 19th July 1993
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The study of ancient science and its relations with Greek philosophy has made a significant and growing contribution to our understanding of ancient thought and civilisation. This collection of articles on Greek science contains fifteen of the most important papers published by G. E. R. Lloyd in this area since 1961, together with three unpublished articles. The topics range over all areas and periods of Greek science, including astronomy, cosmology, biology and medicine from the earliest Presocratic philosophers to Ptolemy and Galen. Several focus on important methodological problems: others on the social background to Greek science, on the motivations of ancient Greek scientists, their aims and the implicit assumptions that influenced their work. In each case the article is preceded by an introduction that assesses scholarly debate on the topic since the original publication. Professor Lloyd also suggests modifications and developments to his own position in the light of those debates and his own further research.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
The development of Aristotle's theory of the classification of animals
Right and left in Greek philosophy
Who is attacked in On Ancient Medicine?
Experiment in early Greek philosophy and medicine
Popper versus Kirk: a controversy in the interpretation of Greek science
The social background of early Greek philosophy and science
Greek cosmologies
Alcmaeon and the early history of dissection
The Hippocratic Question
The empirical basis of the physiology of the Parva Naturalia
Saving the appearances
The debt of Greek philosophy and science to the ancient Near East
Observational error in later Greek science
Plato on mathematics and nature, myth and science
Science and morality in Greco-Roman antiquity
Aristotle's zoology and his metaphysics: the status quaestionis. A critical review of some recent theories
Galen on Hellenistics and Hippocrateans
The invention of nature
Index of passages cited
General index
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ISBN: 9780521397629
ISBN-10: 0521397626
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 472
Published: 19th July 1993
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.68