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Title Universe and inner self in early Indian and early Greek thought / edited by Richard Seaford.

Publication Info. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2016]


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Description 1 online resource (viii, 310 pages)
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. The common origin approach to comparing Indian and Greek philosophy / Nick Allen -- 2. The concept of tá in the gveda / Joanna Jurewicz -- 3. Harmonia and tá / Aditi Chaturvedi -- 4. tman and its transition to worldly existence / Greg Bailey -- 5. Cosmology, psyche and tman in the Timaeus, the gveda and the Upaniads / Hyun Höchsmann -- 6. Plato and yoga / John Bussanich -- 7. Technologies of self-immortalisation in ancient Greece and early India / Paolo Visigalli -- 8. Does the concept of theria fit the beginning of Indian thought? / Alexis Pinchard -- 9. Self or being without boundaries : on Sankara and Parmenides / Chiara Robbiano -- 10. Soul chariots in Indian and Greek thought : polygenesis or diffusion? / Paolo Magnone -- 11. 'Master the chariot, master your Self' : comparing chariot metaphors as hermeneutics for mind, self and liberation in ancient Greek and Indian Sources / Jens Schlieter -- 12. New riders, old chariots : poetics and comparative philosophy / Alexander S.W. Forte and Caley C. Smith -- 13. The interiorisation of ritual in India and Greece / Richard Seaford -- 14. Rebirth and 'ethicisation' in Greek and South Asian thought / Mikel Burley -- 15. On affirmation, rejection and accommodation of the world in Greek and Indian religion / Matylda Obryk -- 16. The justice of the Indians / Richard Stoneman -- 17. Nietzsche on Greek and Indian philosophy / Emma Syea.
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Language English.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Summary Explores the remarkable similarities between early Indian and early Greek philosophy. From the sixth century BCE onwards there was a revolution in thought, with novel ideas such as such as that understanding the inner self is both vital for human well-being and central to understanding the universe. This intellectual transformation is sometimes called the beginning of philosophy. And it occurred - independently it seems - in both India and Greece, but not in the vast Persian Empire that divided them. How was this possible? This is a puzzle that has never been solved. This book brings together Hellenists and Indologists representing a variety of perspectives on the similarities and differences between the two cultures, and on how to explain them. It offers a collaborative contribution to the burgeoning interest in the Axial Age and will be of interest to anyone intrigued by the big questions inspired by the ancient world. Key features: Brings together two supremely sophisticated ancient cultures that, despite their similarity, are almost always studied separately Indicates the kind of collaboration between specialists that is needed to move forward the stalled debate on the Axial Age Contributors include Paolo Magnone, Joanna Jurewicz, John Bussanich and Jens Schlieter
Subject Self -- India.
Self -- Greece.
Philosophy, Indic.
Philosophy, Ancient.
India -- Civilization -- To 1200.
Greece -- Civilization -- To 146 B.C.
PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- Ancient & Classical.
History of Western philosophy.
Western philosophy : Ancient, to c 500.
HISTORY -- Ancient -- Greece.
Civilization. (OCoLC)fst00862898
Philosophy, Ancient. (OCoLC)fst01060860
Philosophy, Indic. (OCoLC)fst01060996
Self. (OCoLC)fst01111441
Greece. (OCoLC)fst01208380
India. (OCoLC)fst01210276
Chronological Term To 1200
Indexed Term Classics.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Seaford, Richard, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Universe and inner self in early Indian and early Greek thought. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2016] 9781474410991 (OCoLC)959259898
ISBN 9781474411004 (electronic bk.)
1474411002 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 9781474410991
CHNEW 000987489
CHVBK 509473237
GBVCP 896609820

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