The Way and the Word: Science and Medicine in Early China and Greece

The Way and the Word: Science and Medicine in Early China and Greece


By (author) Geoffrey Lloyd, By (author) Nathan Sivin


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  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 218mm x 34mm | 540g
  • Publication date: 6 January 2004
  • Publication City/Country: New Haven
  • ISBN 10: 0300101600
  • ISBN 13: 9780300101607
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 437,728

Product description

In this work, two scholars compare and contrast the cosmology, science and medicine of China and Greece between 400 BC and AD 200. In the process they cast new light not only on these two rich civilizations but also on the evolving character of science.

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Author information

Sir Geoffrey Lloyd is emeritus professor of ancient philosophy and science at the University of Cambridge. Nathan Sivin is professor of Chinese culture and of the history of science at the University of Pennsylvania.

Review quote

"A nuanced, sophisticated, and deeply learned reflection on ancient science... The book will be the foundation for thinking about the deep structures of the sociology of knowledge in antiquity." Thomas Laqueur, Times Literary Supplement