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In his previous volume in this series, Early Greek Science: Thales to Aristotle, G. E. R. Lloyd pointed out that although there is no exact equivalent to our term 'science' in Greek, Western science may still be said to originate with the Greeks. In this second volume, Greek Science after Aristotle, the author continues his discussion of the fundamental Greek contributionsIn his previous volume in this series, Early Greek Science: Thales to Aristotle, G. E. R. Lloyd pointed out that although there is no exact equivalent to our term 'science' in Greek, Western science may still be said to originate with the Greeks. In this second volume, Greek Science after Aristotle, the author continues his discussion of the fundamental Greek contributions to science, drawing on the richer literary and archaeological sources for the period after Aristotle. Particular attention is paid to the Greeks' conception of the inquiries they were engaged in, and to the interrelations of science and technology. In the first part of the book the author considers the two hundred years after the death of Aristotle, devoting separate chapters to mathematics, astronomy and biology. He goes on to deal with Ptolemy and Galen and concludes with a discussion of later writers and of the problems raised by the question of the decline of ancient science....

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ISBN : 9780393007800
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Number of Pages : 208 Pages
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  • Ahmad Abdul Rahim
    2019-01-14 05:21

    Mula dengan bercerita tentang latar belakang sosial era pasca Aristotle: Sains Hellenistik, pendirian institusi Lyceum milik Aristotle dan pelangsungan legasi Aristotelian; perkembangan mazhab Epicurean dan Stoics yang merangkumi pandangan mereka tentang faedah di sebalik perusahaan sains serta sumbangan beberapa tokoh mereka di dalam mengkritik ide-ide Aristotellian dan Platonian.Diikuti dengan bab dengan tinjaun yang lebih rinci: matematik, astronomi, biologi dan perubatan serta mekanik dan teknologi. Aku sedikit terkejut bagaimana aku boleh memahami penjelasan astronomi yang diberikan walau tidak penuh. Penangan buku Feyerabend agaknya. Bab mekanik sukar untuk digarap walau sudah dibantu dengan illustrasi-illustrasi. Penjelasan penulis secara umumnya adalah sangat tersusun dan teratur. Patutlah Bertrand Russell gemar merujuk karya penulis untuk topik Sains Yunani.Bab-bab akhir menyentuh Ptolemy dan Galen, dua figura saintis gergasi yang paling terampil berbanding tokoh-tokoh lain yang hidup zaman pasca Aristotle. Bab Ptolemy melibatkan maklumat-maklumat yang melampaui pengetahuan aku. Bab Galen menampilkan pengenalan tokoh perubatan ini yang paling tuntas dan padat pernah aku baca - di sebalik nadanya yang apologetik.Bab terakhir berkenaan kemunduran Sains Yunani - punca dan kesannya - tidak memenuhi persoalan aku. Penulis mengelak topik pewarisan Sains Yunani lewat Tamadun Arab atas sebab ruang yang tidak mengizinkan. Sementara itu, perkaitan antara falsafah tabie dan pendirian moral yang diimani saintis Yunani Hellenistik serta pengaruhnga terhadap perusahaan sains yang diceburi mereka telah digariskan oleh penulis dengan baik.Terdapat perasaan dalam diri pembaca bahawa banyak daripada bahagian-bahagian yang paling menarik berkenaan Sains Yunani sudahpun terungkapkan di dalam buku penulis yang sebelumnya, Early Greek Science. Secara khulasah, penulis menegaskan kesinambungan antara saintis zaman kuno dan saintis zaman Renaissans dari segi semangat dan metodologi yang dijelmakan.

  • Robert Hudder
    2019-01-01 04:41

    Revisiting an University text before I get rid of it. It does a great job of describing what passed for science in Greece. I loved the course and held onto the book for that reason. The main thesis has stayed with me throughout the years but the book isn't necessary for me to hold that thought. Time for it to hit the give away pile.

  • Lobstergirl
    2019-01-17 07:49

    Score - found this in the dumpster in excellent condition. I already own the Thales to Aristotle volume.

  • Andrew
    2018-12-22 05:47

    Required reading for Classics mandatory for anyone with a degree in Biology at University of Alberta. Offers a short concise overview of early scientific methods prior to Descartes.