The Shape of Ancient Thought

Comparative Studies in Greek and Indian Philosophies

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About The Book

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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  • Publisher: Allworth (November 1, 2001)
  • Length: 768 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781581152036

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