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Early Greek Science: Thales to Aristotle

Early Greek Science: Thales to Aristotle

G. E. R. Lloyd

ISBN: 978-0-393-00583-7

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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. G. E. R. Lloyd also investigates the relationships 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.