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Universe and inner self in early Indian and early Greek thought

Author: Richard Seaford
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the sixth century BCE onwards there occurred a revolution in thought, with novel ideas such as - all that exists is a single abstract thing, or that the most important thing about each of us is an eternal, unitary inner self. 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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Seaford
ISBN: 9781474410991 1474410995
OCLC Number: 959259898
Description: viii, 310 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The common origin approach to comparing Indian and Greek philosophy / Nick Allen --
2. The concept of ṛtá in the Ṛgveda / Joanna Jurewicz --
3. Harmonia and ṛtá / Aditi Chaturvedi --
4. Ātman and its transition to worldly existence / Greg Bailey --
5. Cosmology, psyche and Ātman in the Timaeus, the Ṛgveda and the Upaniṣads / Hyun Höchsmann --
6. Plato and yoga / John Bussanich --
7. Technologies of self-immortalisation in ancient Greece and early India / Paolo Visigalli --
8. Does the concept of theōria fit the beginning of Indian thought? / Alexis Pinchard --
9. Self or being without boundaries : on Sankara and Parmenides / Chiara Robbiano --
10. Soul chariots in Indian and Greek thought : polygenesis or diffusion? / Paolo Magnone --
11. 'Master the chariot, master your Self' : comparing chariot metaphors as hermeneutics for mind, self and liberation in ancient Greek and Indian Sources / Jens Schlieter --
12. New riders, old chariots : poetics and comparative philosophy / Alexander S.W. Forte and Caley C. Smith --
13. The interiorisation of ritual in India and Greece / Richard Seaford --
14. Rebirth and 'ethicisation' in Greek and South Asian thought / Mikel Burley --
15. On affirmation, rejection and accommodation of the world in Greek and Indian religion / Matylda Obryk --
16. The justice of the Indians / Richard Stoneman --
17. Nietzsche on Greek and Indian philosophy / Emma Syea.
Responsibility: edited by Richard Seaford.

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Explores the remarkable similarities between early Indian and early Greek philosophy  Read more...

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