The Unfulfilled Promise of Cross-Cultural, Interdisciplinary Ancient History
Keywords:Ancient China, G.E.R. Lloyd, Ancient Greece, Interdisciplinary Research, Psychology
This commentary focuses on G.E.R. Lloyd’s latest work, Ambivalences of Rationality (2018). The book is summarized chapter by chapter. Criticisms are presented with special attention to Lloyd’s unusual wealth of research from developmental psychology, cross-cultural psychology, anthropology, experimental linguistics and cognitive science. The commentary concludes that Lloyd has done a disservice to cited researchers in the mind sciences who investigate cross-cultural differences.
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