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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


The Course of World History: Shapes of Freedom

Peter C. Hodgson

in Shapes of Freedom: Hegel's Philosophy of World History in Theological Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199654956
eISBN:
9780191741333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654956.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Spirit’s self-actualization begins with the paternalistic, static realm of China, progresses through the stages of fanciful imagination in the cultural traditions of India, the vast but flawed ... 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


Consumer Response to Mandated Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods

Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes, Leonie A. Marks, and Steven S. Vickner

in Labeling Genetically Modified Food: The Philosophical and Legal Debate

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326864
eISBN:
9780199870325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326864.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter presents market data showing that consumers are not willing to pay a premium for non-GM food when given a choice between GM and non-GM food. Its data come from the Netherlands and China, ... 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


The Shenzi Fragments: A Philosophical Analysis and Translation

Eirik Lang Harris

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231177665
eISBN:
9780231542166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177665.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The Shenzi Fragments is the first complete translation in any Western language of the extant work of Shen Dao (350–275 B.C.E.). Though his writings have been recounted and interpreted in many texts, ... More


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