- Title Pages
- Notes on contributors
- 1 The common origin approach to comparing Indian and Greek philosophy
- 2 The concept of <i>ṛtá</i> in the <i>Ṛgveda</i>
- 3 <i>Harmonia</i> and <i>ṛtá</i>
- 4 <i>Ātman</i> and its transition to worldly existence
- 5 Cosmology, <i>psyche</i> and <i>ātman</i> in the <i>Timaeus</i>, the <i>Ṛgveda</i> and the <i>Upaniṣads</i>
- 6 Plato and yoga
- 7 Technologies of self-immortalisation in ancient Greece and early India
- 8 Does the concept of <i>theōria</i> fit the beginning of Indian thought?
- 9 Self or <i>being</i> without boundaries: on Śaṅkara and Parmenides
- 10 Soul chariots in Indian and Greek thought: polygenesis or diffusion?
- 11 ‘Master the chariot, master your Self’: comparing chariot metaphors as hermeneutics for mind, self and liberation in ancient Greek and Indian sources
- 12 New riders, old chariots: poetics and comparative philosophy
- 13 The interiorisation of ritual in India and Greece
- 14 Rebirth and ‘ethicisation’ in Greek and South Asian thought
- 15 On affirmation, rejection and accommodation of the world in Greek and Indian religion
- 16 The justice of the Indians
- 17 Nietzsche on Greek and Indian philosophy
- (p.1) Introduction
- Universe and Inner Self in Early Indian and Early Greek Thought
- Richard Seaford
- Edinburgh University Press
How are early Greek and early Indian thought similar? And how do we explain the similarities? These questions can contribute to the current debate about the so-called Axial Age, in which – it is claimed – various civilisations were in the first millenium bce transformed, intellectually and ethically, in ways by which we are still defined....
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