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Professor Sir Geoffrey Lloyd

Professor Sir Geoffrey Lloyd

Emeritus Professor of Ancient Philosophy and Science

Needham Research Institute
8 Sylvester Rd
Cambridge
CB3 9AF

Office Phone: 01223 311545

Research Interests

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

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)

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Teaching Classics in the time of Covid-19

Mar 02, 2021

Dr Renaud Gagné, Director of Undergraduate Studies, discusses the on-going challenges and adaptations made by the Faculty as the Covid-19 crisis continues and Lent term began under a renewed lockdown.

Research in Lockdown: fieldwork postponed

Mar 01, 2021

Rachel Phillips describes some of the challenges faced during the pandemic by doctoral students engaged in full time research.

Unveiling the Invisible: Analysing Roman pottery

Feb 25, 2021

Archaeologists Alessandro Launaro, Senior Lecturer, and Ninetta Leone, Research Associate, have been working as members of the Cambridge MACH group to develop mathematical approaches to the classification of Roman pottery, part of the “Unveiling the Invisible” project funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

The Faculty reports with great sadness the death of John Easterling

Feb 23, 2021

A Fellow of Trinity from 1958, and Secretary of Trinity College Council for very many years, John was a University Assistant Lecturer in Classics (Ancient Philosophy) before he was appointed to the Office of University Draftsman at the Old Schools. John died on 23 February after a long illness.

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