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Faculty of Classics

 

Research

Ancient science; comparative studies of Greek and Chinese philosophy and science.

Publications

Key publications: 

Polarity and Analogy (C.U.P. 1966)

Aristotle: The Growth and Structure of His Thought (C.U.P. 1968)

Early Greek Science, Thales to Aristotle (Chatto and Windus 1970)

Greek Science After Aristotle (Chatto and Windus 1973)

Hippocratic Writings (Penguin 1978)

(ed. with G.E.L. Owen) Aristotle on the Mind and the Senses (C.U.P. 1978)

Magic, Reason and Experience (C.U.P. 1979)

Science, Folklore and Ideology (C.U.P. 1983)

The Revolutions of Wisdom (University of California Press 1987, his 1984 Sather Lectures)

Demystifying Mentalities (C.U.P. 1990)

Methods and Problems in Greek Science (C.U.P. 1991)

Aristotelian Explorations (C.U.P. 1996)

Adversaries and Authorities: Investigations into Ancient Greek and Chinese Science (1996)

(with Jacques Brunschwig and others) Le Savoir grec: dictionnaire critique (Flammarion 1996; English version, A Guide to Greek Thought. Major Figures and Trends , Harvard U.P. 2000)

(with G. Cambiano and M. Vegetti) 'La Scienza greco-romana', i.537-1044 in Storia della scienza (Rome 2001)

(with Nathan Sivin) The Way and the Word: Science and Medicine in Early China and Greece (Yale U.P. 2002)

The Ambitions of Curiosity: Understanding the World in Ancient Greece and China (C.U.P. 2002)

In the Grip of Disease - Studies in the Greek Imagination (O.U.P. 2003)

Ancient Worlds, Modern Reflections: Philosophical Perspectives on Greek and Chinese Science and Culture (O.U.P. 2004)

The Delusions of Invulnerability (Duckworth 2005)

Principles and practices in ancient Greek and Chinese science (Ashgate 2006)

Cognitive Variations: reflections on the unity and diversity of the human mind (OUP 2007)

Disciplines in the Making: Cross-cultural Perspectives on Elites, Learning and Innovation (OUP 2009)

Being, Humanity and Understanding (Oxford 2012)

Emeritus Professor of Ancient Philosophy and Science
Professor Sir Geoffrey  Lloyd

Contact Details

Needham Research Institute
8 Sylvester Rd
Cambridge
CB3 9AF
01223 311545
Not available for consultancy

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Latest news

Mary Beard receives THE Outstanding Achievement Award

18 November 2022

Professor Mary Beard received the Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2022 Times Higher Education Awards . The citation hailed how she had “broken through the ivory tower’s walls and brought her unique enthusiasm for her subject – and crucially, what it can teach us about contemporary life and politics – to the world”...

University Assistant Professorship in Classics

15 November 2022

The Faculty of Classics is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor in Classics (Ancient Greek History and/or Archaeology) from 1 September 2023. The role is open to those, at any stage in their career, with a primary research interest in Archaic/Classical/Hellenistic Greek History and/or Archaeology. We welcome...

Brian Leech Memorial Fund

10 November 2022

The Faculty of Classics is delighted to announce the establishment of the Brian Leech Memorial Fund. The Fund comes about thanks to a generous donation by Emma Gleave, and is made in memory of her late father, Brian Leech. Brian Leech had a long and successful career as both barrister and judge. He also greatly enjoyed classical studies – with a life-long passion for ancient Greek and Latin languages.

Research Associates in Visual Interactions in Early Writing Systems

21 October 2022

Applications are sought for two Research Associates to join the 'Visual Interactions in Early Writing Systems' Project (VIEWS), led by the Principal Investigator Dr Philippa Steele. Closing date 9 December 2022. For further details please see: https://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/37671/