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This inaugural lecture considers three main aspects of the relationship between science and morality in Greco-Roman antiquity: first some of the ancient debates on the morality of particular scientific research programmes, especially in connection with the practice of human and animal dissection and vivisection; secondly ancient attempts to secure the autonomy and objectivity of natural scientific inquiry; and thirdly the continuing influence - in certain areas of ancient science - of values, including moral and political values, and of the assumption of the privileged position occupied by human beings in the animal kingdom and the cosmos.
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- Date Published: May 1985
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521314978
- length: 32 pages
- dimensions: 186 x 123 mm
- weight: 0.041kg
- availability: Unavailable - out of print April 1987
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