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From the sixth century BCE onwards there occurred 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 volume 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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
  2. p. i
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  1. Copyright
  2. p. ii
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. iii-iv
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. Richard Seaford
  3. p. v
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  1. Notes on Contributors
  2. pp. vi-viii
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. p. ix
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-11
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  1. The common origin approach to comparing Indian and Greek philosophy
  2. Nick Allen
  3. pp. 12-27
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  1. The concept of ṛtá in the Ṛgveda
  2. Joanna Jurewicz
  3. pp. 28-39
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  1. Harmonia and ṛtá
  2. Aditi Chaturvedi
  3. pp. 40-54
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  1. Ātman and its transition to worldly existence
  2. Greg Bailey
  3. pp. 55-70
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  1. Cosmology, psyche and ātman in the Timaeus, the Ṛgveda and the Upaniṣads
  2. Hyun Höchsmann
  3. pp. 71-86
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  1. Plato and yoga
  2. John Bussanich
  3. pp. 87-103
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  1. Technologies of self-immortalisation in ancient Greece and early India
  2. Paolo Visigalli
  3. pp. 104-117
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  1. Does the concept of theōria fit the beginning of Indian thought?
  2. Alexis Pinchard
  3. pp. 118-133
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  1. Self or being without boundaries: on Śaṅkara and Parmenides
  2. Chiara Robbiano
  3. pp. 134-148
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  1. Soul chariots in Indian and Greek thought: polygenesis or diffusion?
  2. Paolo Magnone
  3. pp. 149-167
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  1. ‘Master the chariot, master your Self’: comparing chariot metaphors as hermeneutics for mind, self and liberation in ancient Greek and Indian sources
  2. Jen Schlieter
  3. pp. 168-185
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  1. New riders, old chariots: poetics and comparative philosophy
  2. Alexander S. W. Forte and Caley C. Smith
  3. pp. 186-203
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  1. The interiorisation of ritual in India and Greece
  2. Richard Seaford
  3. pp. 204-219
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  1. Rebirth and ‘ethicisation’ in Greek and South Asian thought
  2. Mikel Burley
  3. pp. 220-234
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  1. On affirmation, rejection and accommodation of the world in Greek and Indian religion
  2. Matylda Obryk
  3. pp. 235-250
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  1. The justice of the Indians
  2. Richard Stoneman
  3. pp. 251-264
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  1. Nietzsche on Greek and Indian philosophy
  2. Emma Syea
  3. pp. 265-278
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 279-302
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 303-310
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781474411004
Related ISBN
9781474410991
MARC Record
OCLC
1112151149
Launched on MUSE
2019-08-14
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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