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

Science, Folklore and Ideology: Studies in the Life Sciences in Ancient Greece
Published:
July 7th 1983 by Cambridge University Press
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3.33
Pages:
272
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ISBN10:
0521273072
ISBN13:
9780521273077

Taking a set of central issues from ancient Greek medicine and biology, this book studies firstly, the interaction between scientific theorising and folklore or popular assumptions; secondly, the ideological character of scientific inquiry. Topics of interest in the philosphy and sociology of science illuminated here include the relationship between primitive thought and early science, the roles of the consensus on the scientific community, tradition and the authority of the written text, in the development of science.