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Greek science in the long run : essays on the Greek scientific tradition (4th c. BCE-17th c. CE) / edited by Paula Olmos.

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"Greek traditions relating to both the arts and sciences of life and health and those regarding the systematic development of theories of measurement and quantification enjoyed an incredible long reputation and showed a kind of versatility that challenges any simplistic, dogmatic or 'a priori' viewpoint about the meaning and social function of systematic knowledge. In this sense, they allow us to focus on very specific traits of the multiple processes of production, textual arrangement and transmission of the sciences. 'Greek Science in the Long Run: Essays on the Greek Scientific Tradition (4th c. BCE-17th c. CE)' offers a collection of essays in which renowned international experts in ancient, medieval and early modern history and culture and the history of science, together with young researchers in these same fields, reflect upon different aspects of this long-standing prominence of Greek models and traditions in the changing configuration of the sciences. The main aim of the volume is to revisit the different processes by which such doctrinal traditions originated, were transmitted and received within diverse socio-cultural contexts and frameworks. The specialized scholars and academics contributing to the volume embrace advanced standpoints regarding these issues and ensure a successful and substantial contribution to tone of the lines of research that has recently attracted the most attention within the field of humanities: the interdisciplinary project of a historical epistemology seriously informed by an advanced history of epistemology or the sciences"--Publisher's description, p. [4] of dust jacket.


Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012.

Physical description

viii, 327 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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Includes bibliographical references.


Part 1: Method, argumentation and transdisciplinary issues. Categorial anachronisms and their consequences for the history of science / Geoffrey Lloyd ; Ancient Greece and gender studies / Valeria Ando ; The field of argumentation : from Aristotle to the present day / Luis Vega ; Stochastic knowledge : 'for the Most Part' and conjecture in Aristotle / Salvatore di Piazza ; 'Euge, Graeculi nostri!' Greek scholars among Latin connoisseurs in Macrobius' 'Saturnalia' / Amedeo Alessandro Raschieri -- Part 2: Arts, sciences and technologies of quantification. The more it changes ... : reflections on the world historical role of Greek mathematics / Reviel Netz ;Musical terminology in Plato's dialogues : the image of concord in the 'Republic' and in the 'Timaeus' / Marianna Tomasello ; On Ptolemy's 'Harmonies' 2.4 : does the text refer to the diagram? / Christian Tolsa ; Euclid's swan song : Euclid's 'Elements' in Early Modern Europe / Antoni Malet -- Part 3: Arts and sciences of life and health. Philosophy and teleology : the creation of the marrow and the head in Plato's 'Timaeus' / Jorge Cano ; 'Pharmaka' : medicine, magic and folk medicine in the work of Euripides / Sara Macías ; Galen on body, temperaments and personalities / Mario Vegetti ; Knowing the body : Renaissance medicine and the classics / Helen King ; The 'Forum Vulcani' in the work of Juan Huarte : geographical argument and Renaissance medicine / Andrés Vélez.



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