Universe and Inner Self in Early Indian and Early Greek Thought (Paperback)

Emeritus Professor of Greek Ri

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From the sixth century BCE onwards there was a revolution in thought, with novel ideas such as such as that understanding the inner self is both vital for human well-being and central to understanding the universe. This intellectual transformation is sometimes called the beginning of philosophy. And it occurred - independently it seems - in both India and Greece, but not in the vast Persian Empire that divided them. How was this possible? This is a puzzle that has never been solved. This book brings together Hellenists and Indologists representing a variety of perspectives on the similarities and differences between the two cultures, and on how to explain them. It offers a collaborative contribution to the burgeoning interest in the Axial Age and will be of interest to anyone intrigued by the big questions inspired by the ancient world.


Product Details

  • Product code: BGYFM
  • ISBN: 9781474427142
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 15.5cm x 23.1cm
  • Pages: 0
  • Publish date: Thu Aug 31 00:00:00 BST 2017
  • Book points: 24

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