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Sir Geoffrey Lloyd: "The Importance of Understanding the Past: Greece, China, Mesopotamia" (Video)

November 18, 2009 - 2:00am

Sir Geoffrey Lloyd reviews recent developments in the study of science, medicine and religion in Ancient Greece, China and Mesopotamia. Focusing on the social and intellectual institutions that favored or inhibited innovation, the lecture will suggest that understanding the past is an exercise in understanding others, and that nothing could be more vital in the world we live in today.

View full video via iTunes U. (scroll content for "The Importance of Understanding") and/or on Stanford YouTube.