Shape of Ancient Thought Comparative Studies in Greek and Indian Philosophies

ISBN-10: 1581152035

ISBN-13: 9781581152036

Edition: 2001

Authors: Thomas McEvilley

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This study seeks to prove that the seemingly separate metaphysical schemes of Greek and Indian cultures have mutually influenced one another over a long period of time, to the point that today's Western world is the product of both.
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Book details

List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/1/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 768
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

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: History: Competition or Collaboration?
Diffusion Channels in the Pre-Alexandrian Period
The Problem of the One and the Many
The Cosmic Cycle
The Doctrine of Reincarnation
Platonic Monism and Indian Thought
Platonic Ethics and Indian Yoga
Plato, Orphics, and Jains
Plato and Kundalini
Cynics and Pasupatas
Five Questions Concerning the Ancient Near East
The Elements
Early Pluralism in Greece and India
Skepticism, Empiricism, and Naturalism
Diffusion Channels in the Hellenistic and Roman Periods
Dialectic Before Alexander
Early Greek Philosophy and Madhyamika
Pyrrhonism and Madhyamika
The Path of the Dialectic
The Syllogism
Peripatetics and Vaisesikas
The Stoics and Indian Thought
Neoplatonism and the Upanisadic-Vedantic Tradition
Plotinus and Vijnanavada Buddhism
Neoplatonism and Tantra
The Ethics of Imperturbability
Afterword: Remarks toward a Conclusion
The Aryans
The Aryan Invasion
Black Athena and Western Xenophobia
The Golden Thigh
Philosophy and Grammar
List of Works Cited
Index
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