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The Greek Pursuit of Knowledge

The Greek Pursuit of Knowledge

Edited by Jacques Brunschwig and Geoffrey E. R. Lloyd
Translated by Catherine Porter

ISBN 9780674021556

Publication date: 11/30/2003

Ancient Greek thought is the essential wellspring from which the intellectual, ethical, and political civilization of the West draws and to which, even today, we repeatedly return. In this volume drawn from the reference work Greek Thought: A Guide to Classical Knowledge, major scholars take up basic topics in philosophy and science, offering an account of the extraordinary explosion of desire for knowledge in the classical Greek world.


  • Jacques Brunschwig was Professor of Ancient Philosophy, Emeritus, at Paris-Sorbonne University.
  • Geoffrey E. R. Lloyd succeeded Moses Finley as Master of Darwin College, University of Cambridge. He is the author of numerous works on the classical period, among them Early Greek Science: Thales to Aristotle; Greek Science after Aristotle; and Magic, Reason, and Experience: Studies in the Origin and Development of Greek Science.

Book Details

  • 416 pages
  • 6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches
  • Belknap Press