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

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Allworth, Nov 1, 2001 - Art - 768 pages
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 relentless debate among philosophers, art historians, and students.

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User Review  - MikaelTheren - LibraryThing

This book is big - in all way! It contains actual wisdom rare to find these days! Not that many tries to describe the human perspectives through mankinds "mind" and succedes! i recommend this book for everyone! It's a struggle to read but rewarding as few. Read full review

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Wow, a 700-page comparative study of the ancient Greek and Indian philosophical systems. That's a must-read for me and the book was impressive as I expected. But it's also quite difficult since the ... Read full review

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