Science and Philosophy in Classical Greece (Sources and Studies in the History and Philosophy of Classical Science 2)

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Bowen, Alan C.
Published by Garland Publishing Inc, U.S.A. (1991)
ISBN 10: 0815302142 ISBN 13: 9780815302148
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Book Description Garland Publishing Inc, U.S.A., 1991. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Original cloth boards with bright gilt titling on spine. No ownership marks. 329 pages clean and tight. Slight waves to pages. Dimensions: 20.3 x 5.1 x 25.4 cm. From the Preface, "This collection of previously unpublished essays derives from a conference, `The Interactions of Science and Philosophy in Fifth and Fourth Century Greece', which was held by the Institute for Research in Classical Philosophy and Science in 1986. This conference was intended to be a first step in discovering ways to revitalize research in the history of ancient Greek philosophy and science. For it is a regrettable fact of academic life today that specialization often creates and enforces divisions between disciplines concerned with a common subject-matter or period, which few scholars even try to overcome. And this tendency is especially clear in the history of ancient Greek thought. Yet, the existence of competing stories told by the various academic groups-historians of philosophy, the exact sciences, biology, and medicine-who study this subject and do not communicate with one another is surely a challenge to begin afresh. Moreover, in the case of Greek thought in the fifth and fourth centuries, since scientists and philosophers were usually one and the same, meeting this challenge to begin anew should involve taking advantage of the results of specialization but without neglecting research in related disciplines. Still, to adjudicate among these stories in order to determine a single, unified account which is richer in its explanatory power is no easy task, since it demands a real appreciation of the questions asked in the various disciplines and sub-specialties, a mastery of the relevant information, and a critical grasp of how to use this evidence to establish results. In fact, given the expertise needed, it seems unlikely that many will undertake it themselves. So, what we proposed was to encourage collaboration. And to do this, we assembled leading historians of ancient Greek philosophy, the various exact sciences, the life sciences, and medicine to focus on three topics: (a) how Greek philosophers and scientists defined science and demarcated the particular sciences during the fifth and fourth centuries BC, (b) the role played by observation in theory as well as by theory in observation, and (c) whether philosophical debates about the ontology and character of scientific explanation occasioned any changes." Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 142176

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ISBN 10: 0815302142 ISBN 13: 9780815302148
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Book Description Garland Publishing, Inc., U.S.A., 1991. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. This is an ex-library book, but with only a few library markings. Otherwise, the hardcover book is near very good with shelfwear and lightly bumped corners. There is no dust jacket (I believe it was issued without one). A nice example of a very scarce resource. Expedited international shipping is not available. The delivery expectation for international shipping is 7-32 business days, depending upon customer location. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 006806

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