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Universe and inners self in early Indian and early Greek thought / richard Seaford.

Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press 2016.
1 online resource (304 pages)
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From the sixth century BCE onwards there occurred a revolution in thought, with novel ideas such as - all that exists is a single abstract thing, or that the most important thing about each of us is an eternal, unitary inner self. 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 a variety of perspectives to outline the similarities and differences between the two cultures, and to attempt to explain them.
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