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Universe and Inner Self in Early Indian and Early Greek Thought

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Universe and Inner Self in Early Indian and Early Greek Thought

Richard Seaford

This book focuses from various perspectives on the striking similarities (as well as the concomitant differences) between early Greek and early Indian thought. In both cultures there occurred at about the same time the birth of 'philosophy', the idea of the universe as an intelligible order in which personal deity is (at most) marginal and the inner self is at the centre of attention. The similarities include a pentadic structure of narrative and cosmology, a basic conception of ... Read more

 

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