Ancient Worlds, Modern Reflections: Philosophical Perspectives on Greek and Chinese Science and Culture

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Index
abortion 175
academies
Chinese 34 , 145 , 147
Plato's 143-4 , 146
accountability 176 , 181 , 186-7
accuracy 56 , 60-1 , 83 , 86 , 100 , 103 , 113 , 115 , 138
acupuncture 30
adversariality 47 , 56 , 58 , 87 , 116
Aesop 127
akrasia (lack of self-control) 131
alchemy 15 , 90
Alexander 19 , 163
Alexandria 34 , 144n. 1 , 173
algorithms, in Chinese mathematics 29 , 60 , 137
ambiguity 51 , 121
anachronism 1 , 36 , 86
analogy 31 , 118 , 121 , 125 , 132 , 134 , 139 , 159
anatomy 21 , 24 , 35 , 149 , 173
Anaxagoras 162
animals 15 , 25 , 32 , 79-80 , 88-9 , 93-117 , 134 , 158 , 160-1
Apollonius 19
Archimedes 25 , 57 , 134-5 , 138
Aretaeus 149
Aristotle 8 , 19 , 25 , 31 , 35 , 39 , 46-9 , 54 , 57 , 63 , 78-81 , 85 , 87-8 , 90-1 , 103 , 105 , 107-9 , 111 , 115-17 , 124 , 126-34 , 143-4 , 149 , 157 , 160-1 , 165-6 , 175-6
Categories54 , 81
History of Animals111
Metaphysics46 , 59 , 126
Nicomachean Ethics131
On the Heavens57 , 77
On the Parts of Animals105 , 111
Physics25
Politics162
Posterior Analytics48 , 57 , 129-34
Prior Analytics48 , 124 , 127 , 129-30 , 136n. 23
Rhetoric54 , 124 , 130
Sophistical Refutations46
Topics46 , 129-30
arithmetic 20 , 29 , 32 , 35
Arts curriculum 149
assemblies 10-11 , 34-5 , 58 , 119 , 163 , 176-7
astrology 15-16 , 19 , 21 , 25 , 27 , 34
Astronomical Bureau 11 , 18 , 33-4 , 146-8
astronomy 13 , 15-16 , 19-21 , 24-5 , 27-8 , 33 , 35 , 82 , 147-8 , 171
Athenians 56 , 74 , 170
Athens 143 , 153 , 157 , 162 , 169 , 177
atomism 12 , 28 , 55 , 79
Atran, S. 83 , 98-101
audiences 33-5 , 37 , 46 , 56 , 74-5 , 171
Augustine 163
Australia 177 , 181
authority 68 , 70 , 72 , 124 , 149
autocrats 171
axioms 29-30 , 35 , 39 , 54 , 57 , 134-5 , 139-41
Babylonians 19 , 29 , 82 , see also Mesopotamia
barbarians 158 , 161-2 , 164

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Table of contents

  • Ancient Worlds, Modern Reflections iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • 1: Understanding Ancient Societies 1
  • 2: Science in Ancient Civilizations? 12
  • 3: Carving Out Territories 24
  • 4: A Common Logic? 39
  • 5: Searching for Truth 52
  • 6: The Questionability of Belief 64
  • 7: Styles of Enquiry and the Question of a Common Ontology 76
  • 8: The Use and Abuse of Classification 93
  • 9: For Example and Against 118
  • 10: Universities 142
  • 11: Human Nature and Human Rights 155
  • 12: A Critique of Democracy 169
  • Conclusion 188
  • Glossary of Chinese and Greek Terms Chinese 196
  • Notes on Editions 197
  • References 200
  • Index 213
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