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Disciplines in the Making: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Elites, Learning, and Innovation

G. E. R. Lloyd


The organization of higher education across the world is one of several factors that conspire to create the assumption that our own map of the intellectual disciplines is, broadly speaking, valid cross-culturally. This book challenges this in relation to eight main areas of human endeavour, namely philosophy, mathematics, history, medicine, art, law, religion, and science. The book focuses on historical and cross-cultural data that throw light on the different ways in which these disciplines were constituted and defined in different periods and civilisations, especially in ancient Greece and C ... More

Keywords: higher education, historical data, cross-cultural data, ancient Greece, China, elites, educational policy, specialization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199567874
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567874.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

G. E. R. Lloyd, author
Emeritus Professor, University of Cambridge