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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)

Upcoming events

Illustrating Ancient History: Bringing the Past to the Present

Nov 03, 2020

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DA

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Spring 2021 Sather Series to include Mary Beard and MM McCabe

Jan 22, 2021

This year’s annual series of Sather Lectures will be delivered virtually by four previous Sather Professors, including Mary Beard, Professor of Classics and Fellow of Newnham College and MM McCabe, Professor of Ancient Philosophy Emerita, King's College London, and Honorary Fellow of Jesus College.

Access & Outreach coordinator

Jan 18, 2021

Details of how to apply for this post are now available online. Closing date 11 February 2021.

Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

Jan 13, 2021

An online corpus of more than 2,000 inscriptions in Greek and Latin of the Roman period from Cyrenaica (eastern Libya), of which Joyce Reynolds is the Principal Author has been published to mark her 102nd birthday.

Dr. Neil Hopkinson

Jan 08, 2021

The Faculty reports with great sadness the death of Dr. Neil Hopkinson (1957–2021).

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