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Introduction

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  17 August 2021

G. E. R. Lloyd
Affiliation:
Needham Research Institute, Cambridge
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This chapter introduces the key theme of the book, which is to challenge the dominant agenda in the history of science which concentrates on developments in the West since the seventeenth century. Once we focus on aims and methods rather than on results, the explorations of the members of ancient societies and of modern indigenous groups can be given due attention. Their different approaches offer us the opportunity to revise our own assumptions and so expand the horizons of the history of science.

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Expanding Horizons in the History of Science
The Comparative Approach
, pp. 1 - 7
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2021

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  • Introduction
  • G. E. R. Lloyd, Needham Research Institute, Cambridge
  • Book: Expanding Horizons in the History of Science
  • Online publication: 17 August 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009029285.001
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  • Introduction
  • G. E. R. Lloyd, Needham Research Institute, Cambridge
  • Book: Expanding Horizons in the History of Science
  • Online publication: 17 August 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009029285.001
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  • Introduction
  • G. E. R. Lloyd, Needham Research Institute, Cambridge
  • Book: Expanding Horizons in the History of Science
  • Online publication: 17 August 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009029285.001
Available formats
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