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The Shape of Ancient Thought : Comparative Studies in Greek and Indian Philosophies.

Author: Thomas McEvilley
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated, 2012.
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This unparalleled study of early Eastern and Western philosophy challenges every existing belief about the foundations of Western civilization. Spanning thirty years of intensive research, this book proves what many scholars could not explain: that today's Western world must be considered the product of both Greek and Indian thought-Western and Eastern philosophies. Thomas McEvilley explores how trade, imperialism,  Read more...
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McEvilley, Thomas.
Shape of Ancient Thought : Comparative Studies in Greek and Indian Philosophies.
New York : Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas McEvilley
ISBN: 9781581159332 1581159331
OCLC Number: 1085167615
Description: 1 online resource (871 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Table of Contents; EDITOR'S INTRODUCTION; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; PREFACE; A NOTE ON CITATIONS, TRANSLATIONS, AND TRANSLITERATIONS; A NOTE ON SANSKRIT PRONUNCIATION; LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THE IN-TEXT REFERENCES AND ENDNOTES; LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS; LIST OF MAPS; Foreword HlSTORY: COMPETITION OR COLLABORATION?; Chapter One DIFFUSION CHANNELS IN THE PRE-ALEXANDRIAN PERIOD; Chapter Two THE PROBLEM OF THE ONE AND THE MMANY; Chapter Three THE COSMIC CYCLE; Chapter Four THE DOCTRINE OF REINCARNATION; Chapter Five PLATONIC MMONISM AND INDIAN THOUGHT Chapter Six PLATONIC ETHICS AND INDIAN YOGAChapter Seven PLATO, ORPHICS, AND JAINS; Chapter Eight PLATO AND KXJNDALINI; Chapter Nine CYNICS AND PASUPATAS; Chapter Ten FIVE QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST; Chapter Eleven THE ELEMENTS; Chapter Twelve EARLY PLURALISMS IN GREECE AND INDIA; Chapter Thirteen SKEPTICISM, EMPIRICISM, AND NATURALISM; Chapter Fourteen DIFFUSION CHANNELS IN THE HELLENISTIC AND ROMAN PERIODS; Chapter Fifteen DIALECTIC BEFORE ALEXANDER; Chapter Sixteen EARLY GREEK PHILOSOPHY AND MADHYAMIKA; Chapter Seventeen PYRRHONISM AND MADHYAMIKA Chapter Eighteen THE PATH OF THE DIALECTICChapter Nineteen THE SYLLOGISM; Chapter Twenty PERIPATETICS AND VAISESIKAS; Chapter Twenty-One THE STOICS AND INDIAN THOUGHT; Chapter Twenty-Two NEOPLATONISM AND THE UPANISADIC-VEDANTIC TRADITION; Chapter Twenty-Three PLOTINUS AND VIJNANAVADA BUDDHISM; Chapter Twenty-Four NEOPLATONISM AND TANTRA; Chapter Twenty-Five THE ETHICS OF IMPERTURBABILITY; Afterword REMARKS TOWARD A CONCLUSION; Appendix A THE ARYANS; Appendix B THE ARYAN INVASION; Appendix C BLACKATHENA AND WESTERN XENOPHOBIA; Appendix D THE GOLDEN THIGH; Appendix E PHILOSOPHY AND GRAMMAR LIST OF WORKS CITEDIndex; Books Fromallworth Press

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This unparalleled study of early Eastern and Western philosophy challenges every existing belief about the foundations of Western civilization. Spanning thirty years of intensive research, this book proves what many scholars could not explain: that today's Western world must be considered the product of both Greek and Indian thought-Western and Eastern philosophies. Thomas McEvilley explores how trade, imperialism, and migration currents allowed cultural philosophies to intermingle freely throughout India, Egypt, Greece, and the ancient Near East. This groundbreaking reference will stir relent.

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