Adversaries and Authorities

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Author  G. E. R. Lloyd
Publisher  Cambridge University Press
Publication Date   July 26, 1996
ISBN  0521556953
Pages  276

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Did science and philosophy develop differently in ancient Greece and ancient China? If so, can we say why? This book consists of a series of detailed studies of cosmology, natural philosophy, mathematics and medicine that suggest the answer to the first question is yes. To answer the second, the author relates the science produced in each ancient civilization first to the values of the society in question and then to the institutions within which the scientists and philosophers worked.

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