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Early Greek Science Thales to Aristotle

ISBN-10: 0393005836
ISBN-13: 9780393005837
Edition: 1974
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Description: Although there is no exact equivalent to our term science in Greek, Western science may still be said to have originated with the Greeks, for they were the first to attempt to explain natural phenomena consistently in naturalistic terms, and they  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 1974
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/17/1974
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.50" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Although there is no exact equivalent to our term science in Greek, Western science may still be said to have originated with the Greeks, for they were the first to attempt to explain natural phenomena consistently in naturalistic terms, and they initiated the practices of rational criticism of scientific theories. This study traces Greek science through the work of the Pythagoreans, the Presocratic natural philosphers, the Hippocratic writers, Plato, the fourth-century B.C. astronomers, and Aristotle. G. E. R. Lloyd also investigates the relationships between science and philosophy and science and medicine; he discusses the social and economic setting of early Greek science; and he analyzes the motives and incentives of the different groups of writers.

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