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Disciplines in the Making: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Elites, Learning, and Innovation

G. E. R. Lloyd

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199567874
eISBN:
9780191721649
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567874.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The organization of higher education across the world is one of several factors that conspire to create the assumption that our own map of the intellectual disciplines is, broadly speaking, valid ... More


Ancient understandings reassessed and the consequences for ontologies

G. E. R. Lloyd

in Being, Humanity, and Understanding

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199654727
eISBN:
9780191742088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654727.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

A number of recent developments in the history of ancient science have led to the need to revise some still common assumptions concerning the uniformity of the trajectory of scientific development ... More


What is Philosophy?

G. E. R. Lloyd

in Disciplines in the Making: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Elites, Learning, and Innovation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199567874
eISBN:
9780191721649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567874.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter discusses the different concepts of philosophy developed in different modern European societies, and in various ancient ones: Greece, China, India, and Islam. It explores the sense in ... More


Mathematics

G. E. R. Lloyd

in Disciplines in the Making: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Elites, Learning, and Innovation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199567874
eISBN:
9780191721649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567874.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter explores the different ways in which what we can call mathematical investigations have been defined and practised in different societies. It argues that there is no one route that the ... More


History

G. E. R. Lloyd

in Disciplines in the Making: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Elites, Learning, and Innovation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199567874
eISBN:
9780191721649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567874.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Different groups have different conceptions of time and of the past and different interests in the latter. The aims of historiography may vary widely — so this chapter argues — ranging from ... More


Medicine

G. E. R. Lloyd

in Disciplines in the Making: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Elites, Learning, and Innovation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199567874
eISBN:
9780191721649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567874.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Medicine aims to secure health and well-being, but what those consist in and how to achieve them are often disputed questions. Some societies have self-styled experts in the domain, others have none. ... More


Law

G. E. R. Lloyd

in Disciplines in the Making: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Elites, Learning, and Innovation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199567874
eISBN:
9780191721649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567874.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Some systems of law are represented as divinely sanctioned, others are recognised as made by humans. The administration of justice is often in the hands of a learned elite, trained for the purpose, ... More


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

Geoffrey Lloyd

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199270163
eISBN:
9780191602276
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270163.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Engages in a wide-ranging exploration of what we can learn from the study of ancient civilizations, which is relevant to fundamental problems, both intellectual and moral, that we continue to face ... More


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