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Philosophy and the Sciences in Antiquity

1st Edition

Edited by R.W. Sharples


176 pages

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pub: 2019-04-18
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Originally published in 2005. There has been much discussion in scholarly literature of the applicability of the concept of 'science' as understood in contemporary English to ancient Greek thought, and of the influence of philosophy and the individual sciences on each other in antiquity. This book focuses on how the ancients themselves saw the issue of the relation between philosophy and the individual sciences. Contributions, from a distinguished international panel of scholars, cover the whole of antiquity from the beginnings of both philosophy and science to the later Roman Empire.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Introduction: Philosophy and the sciences in Antiquity, R.W. Sharples; Remarks on the differentiation of Early Greek philosophy, Andr aks; Aristotle on kind-crossing, R.J. Hankinson; The place of zoology in Aristotle's natural philosophy, James G. Lennox; Between the Hippocratics and the Alexandrians: medicine, philosophy and science in the 4th century BCE, Philip J. van der Eijk; Mathematics as a model of method in Galen, G.E.R. Lloyd; The music of philosophy in Late Antiquity, Dominic J. O'Meara; Music therapy in Neoplatonism, Anne Sheppard; Index of works and passages cited from ancient authors; General index.

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