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The Ancients' Views of Science

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Science  25 Jul 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5632, pp. 464-465
DOI: 10.1126/science.1080790

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The Way and the Word Science and Medicine in Early China and Greece. by Geoffrey Lloyd and Nathan Sivin. Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2002. 368 pp. $35, £25. ISBN 0-300-09297-0.

Comparing the cosmology, science, and medicine in Greek and Chinese civilizations in the six centuries from 400 B.C., Lloyd and Sivin discuss the social, political, and intellectual context of scientific concepts and thinkers and relate conceptual differences to these circumstances.

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