G.E.R. Lloyd: Greek Science



Ry and archaeological sources for the period after Aristotle Particular attention is paid to the Greeks' conception of the inuiries they were ngaged in and to the interrelations of science and technology In the first part of the book the author considers the two hundred years after the death of Aristotle devoting separate chapters to mathematics astronomy and biology He goes on to deal with Ptolemy and Galen and concludes with a discussion of later writers and of the problems raised by the uestion of the decline of ancient scien.

Early Greek science; and he analyzes the motives and incentives of the different groups of writers 'Greek Science After Aristotle'In his previous volume in this series Early Greek Science Thales to Aristotle G E R Lloyd pointed out that although there is no The Matriarchs (The Family exactuivalent to our term 'science' in Greek Western science may still be said to originate with the Greeks In this second volume Greek Science after Aristotle the author continues his discussion of the fundamental Greek contributions to science drawing on the richer litera.

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A single volume dition of GER Lloyd's two books 'Early Greek Science Thales to Aristotle' and 'Greek Science After Aristotle' from 1970 and 1973 respectively'Early Greek Science Thales to Aristotle'This study traces Greek science through the work of the Pythagoreans the Presocratic natural philosophers the Hippocratic writers Plato the fourth century BC astronomers and Aristotle G E R Lloyd also investigates the relationships between science and philosophy and science and medicine; he discusses the social and conomic setting of.

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University of Cambridge where he held various University and College posts first at King's College and then at Darwin From 1983 onwards he held a personal Chair in Ancient Philosophy and Science and from 1989 until retirement in 2000 he was Master of Darwin College He served as Chairman of the East Asian History of Science trust which is the governing body directing the work of the Needham Research Institute from 1992 to 2002 and afterward Senior Scholar in Residence at that InstituteProf Lloyd has held visiting professorships and lectured across the world in Europe France Italy Spain Germany Portugal Holland Belgium Greece in the Far East Fellow of the Japan society for the Promotion of Science in Tokyo in 1981 visiting professor at Beijing daxue in 1987 visiting professor at Sendai in 1991 and the first Zhu Kezhen Visiting Professor in the History of Science at the Institute for the History of Natural Science Beijing in 2001 in Australasia Hood Professor at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Auckland 2006 and in North America Bonsall professor Stanford in 1981; Sather professor Berkeley in 1984; AD White professor at large Cornell from 1990 to 1996; also lectured at Harvard Princeton the Princeton Institute for Advanced Studies Yale Brown University of Pennsylvania Pittsburgh UCLA Austin Chicago among other placesHe has served on the editorial committees of 10 journals including Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science Journal of the History of Astronomy Physis History of the Human Sciences Arabic Sciences and Philosophy Endoxa and Antiuorum Philosophia