Ancient Worlds, Modern Reflections: Philosophical by G. E. R. Lloyd

By G. E. R. Lloyd

Geoffrey Lloyd's pioneering booklet makes use of a learn of historic Greek and chinese language technology and tradition to throw gentle on primary difficulties, either highbrow and ethical, that we nonetheless face at the present time. the problems variety from the talk approximately realism and relativism in philosophy of technological know-how to doubts in regards to the common applicability of the discourse of human rights. Lloyd presents compelling facts that historical civilizations have a lot to provide modern debates in lots of fields of study.

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