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Lloyd, G. E. R. (Geoffrey Ernest Richard) 1933-

Works: 136 works in 692 publications in 9 languages and 20,221 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Cross-cultural studies  Conference proceedings  Classification  Spurious and doubtful works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Publishing director
Classifications: Q127.G7, 509.38
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Most widely held works about G. E. R Lloyd
Most widely held works by G. E. R Lloyd
The way and the word science and medicine in early China and Greece by G. E. R Lloyd( )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rich civilizations of ancient China and Greece built sciences of comparable sophistication, each based on different foundations of concept, method and organization. In this text, two scholars compare the cosmology, science and medicine of China and Greece between 400 BC and AD 200, casting light not only on the two civilizations but also on the evolving character of science. Sir Geoffrey Lloyd and Nathan Sivin investigate the differences between the thinkers in the two civilizations: what motivated them, how they understood the cosmos and the human body, how they were educated, how they made a living, and whom they argued with and why. The authors' new method integrally compares social, political and intellectual patterns and connections, demonstrating how all affected and were affected by ideas about cosmology and the physical world. They relate conceptual differences in China and Greece to the diverse ways that intellectuals in the two civilizations earned their living, interacted with fellow inquirers, and were involved with structures of authority. By AD 200 the distinctive scientific strengths of both China and Greece showed equal potential for theory and practice. Lloyd and Sivin argue that modern science evolved not out of the Greek tradition alone but from the strengths of China, Greece, India, Islam and other civilizations, which converged first in the Muslim world and then in Renaissance Europe
Aristotelian explorations by G. E. R Lloyd( )
14 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 1,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Greek thought : a guide to classical knowledge ( Book )
6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Ancient Greek thought is the essential wellspring from which the intellectual, ethical, and political civilization of the West draws and to which, even today, we repeatedly return. In more than sixty essays by an international team of scholars, this volume explores the full breadth and reach of Greek thought -- investigating what the Greeks knew as well as what they thought about what they knew, and what they believed, invented, and understood about the conditions and possibilities of knowing. Calling attention to the characteristic reflexivity of Greek thought, the analysis in this book reminds us of what our own reflections owe to theirs."--Jacket
Early Greek science: Thales to Aristotle by G. E. R Lloyd( Book )
41 editions published between 1970 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Although there is no exact equivalent of 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 practice of rational criticism of scientific theories. This study traces Greek science through the work of the Pythagoreans, the Presocratic natural philosophers, the Hippocratic writers, Plato, the fourth-century B.C astronomers, and Aristotle. [The author] also investigates the relationship 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"--Back cover
Aristotle: the growth and structure of his thought by G. E. R Lloyd( Book )
40 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ancient worlds, modern reflections philosophical perspectives on Greek and Chinese science and culture by G. E. R Lloyd( )
25 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Publisher description: Geoffrey Lloyd engages in a wide-ranging exploration of what we can learn from the study of ancient civilizations that is relevant to fundamental problems, both intellectual and moral, that we still face today. These include, in philosophy of science, the question of the incommensurability of paradigms, the debate between realism and relativism or constructivism, and between correspondence and coherence conceptions of truth. How far is it possible to arrive at an understanding of alien systems of belief? Is it possible to talk meaningfully of 'science' and of its various constituent disciplines, 'astronomy' 'geography' 'anatomy' and so on, in the ancient world? Are logic and its laws universal? Is there one ontology - a single world - to which all attempts at understanding must be considered to be directed? When we encounter apparently very different views of reality, how far can that be put down to a difference in conceptions of what needs explaining, or of what counts as an explanation, or to different preferred modes of reasoning or styles of inquiry? Do the notions of truth and belief represent reliable cross-cultural universals? In another area, what can ancient history teach us about today's social and political problems? Are the discourses of human nature and of human rights universally applicable? What political institutions do we need to help secure equity and justice within nation states and between them? Lloyd sets out to answer all these questions, and to argue that the study of the science and culture of ancient Greece and China provided a precious resource in order to advance a wealth of modern debates
Greek science after Aristotle by G. E. R Lloyd( Book )
27 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In his previous volume in this series, 'Early Greek science : Thales to Aristotle', [the author] pointed out that although there is no exact equivalent to our term 'science' in Greek, Western science may still be said to originate with the Greeks. In this new volume, the author continues his discussion of the fundamental Greek contributions to science, drawing on the richer literary and archaeological sources for the period after Aristotle. Particular attention is paid to the Greeks' conceptions of the inquiries they were engaged on, and to the interrelations of science and philosophy, science and religion, and 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 question of the decline of ancient science"--Back cover
The revolutions of wisdom : studies in the claims and practice of ancient Greek science by G. E. R Lloyd( Book )
21 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the grip of disease studies in the Greek imagination by G. E. R Lloyd( )
16 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This original and lively book explores Greek ideas about health and disease and their influence on Greek thought. Fundamental issues such as causation and responsibility, purification and pollution, mind-body relations and gender differences, authority and the expert and who can challenge them, reality and appearances, good government, happiness, and good and evil themselves are deeply implicated. Using the evidence not just from Greek medical theory and practice but also from epic, lyric, tragedy, historiography, philosophy, and religion, G. E. R. Lloyd offers the first comprehensive account of the influence of Greek thought about health and disease on the Greek imagination
Magic, reason, and experience : studies in the origin and development of Greek science by G. E. R Lloyd( Book )
35 editions published between 1979 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Polarity and analogy; two types of argumentation in early Greek thought by G. E. R Lloyd( Book )
44 editions published between 1966 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Demystifying mentalities by G. E. R Lloyd( Book )
29 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science, folklore, and ideology : studies in the life sciences in ancient Greece by G. E. R Lloyd( Book )
30 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in English and Italian and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book contains many original and stimulating ideas of value to students of Greek science, of the history and philosophy of science in general, and of anthropology. Lloyd examines a set of topics central to ancient Greek medicine and biology, in particular theories and beliefs about animals, women, and the efficacy of drugs. Central throughout are his concerns with the interaction between scientific theory on the one hand and popular or folkloric belief on the other; and with the ideological character of ancient scientific inquiry and its limitations."--Jacket
Hippocratic writings by Hippocrates( Book )
22 editions published between 1950 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cognitive variations : reflections on the unity and diversity of the human mind by G. E. R Lloyd( Book )
20 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sir Geoffrey Lloyd presents a cross-disciplinary exploration of the unity and diversity of the human mind. He discusses cultural variations with regard to ideas of colour, emotion, health, the self, agency and causation, reasoning, and other fundamental aspects of human cognition. He draws together scientific, philosophical, anthropological, and historical arguments in showing how our evident psychic diversity can be reconciled with our shared humanity
Aristotle on mind and the senses : proceedings of the seventh Symposium Aristotelicum by G. E. R Lloyd( Book )
30 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Methods and problems in Greek science by G. E. R Lloyd( Book )
13 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ambitions of curiosity : understanding the world in ancient Greece and China by G. E. R Lloyd( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Polish and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book explores the origins and growth of systematic inquiry in Greece, China and Mesopotamia. Professor Lloyd examines which factors stimulated or inhibited this development, and whose interest were served. Who set the agenda? What was the role of the state in sponsoring, supporting or blocking research in areas such as historiography, natural philosophy, medical research, astronomy, technology, pure and applied mathematics and the rise of technical terminology in all those fields? How was each of those fields defined and developed in different ancient societies? How did truly innovative thinkers persuade their own contemporaries to accept their work? Three of the main themes elaborated are, first, the different routes those developments took in China, Greece and Mesopotamia; second, the unexpected result of many research efforts; and third, the tensions between state control and individual innovation, and the different ways they were resolved - problems that remain in scientific research today."--Jacket
Adversaries and authorities : investigations into ancient Greek and Chinese science by G. E. R Lloyd( Book )
12 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Disciplines in the making : cross-cultural perspectives on elites, learning, and innovation by G. E. R Lloyd( Book )
18 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We tend to assume that our map of the intellectual disciplines is valid cross-culturally. Lloyd challenges this in relation to eight main areas of human endeavour, namely philosophy, mathematics, history, medicine, art, law, religion, and science, by examining how the disciplines were conceived and developed
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Alternative Names
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Lloyd, G. E.
Lloyd, G. E. R.
Lloyd, G.E.R. 1933-
Lloyd, Geoffrey.
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Lloyd, Geoffrey E. R. 1933-
Lloyd, Geoffrey Ernest Richard.
Lloyd, Geoffrey Ernest Richard 1933-
Lloyd, Geoffrey Ernst Richard 1933-
ロイド, G. E. R
English (412)
French (29)
Chinese (6)
Italian (6)
Japanese (2)
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