Science, Folklore, and Ideology: Studies in the Life Sciences in Ancient Greece

Hackett Pub. Co. (1999)
Abstract
Taking a set of central issues from ancient Greek medicine and biology, this book studies first the interaction between scientific theorising and folklore or popular assumptions, and second the ideological character of scientific inquiry. Topics of current interest in the philosphy and sociology of science illuminated here include the relationship between primitive thought and early science, and the roles of the consensus of the scientific community, of tradition and of the authority of the written text, in the development of science.
Keywords Medicine Philosophy  Medicine, Greek and Roman  Animals History  Animals History
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Call number R723.L58 2000
ISBN(s) 0872205266   0521253144  
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