A.I.C. - The Greek World-View and Eastern Philosophy: A Critical Consideration - Eight Studies
The Greek World-View and Eastern Philosophy: A Critical Consideration - Eight Studies
ISSN: 2241-9993

Copyright: Ακαδημία Θεσμών και Πολιτισμών - Academy of Institutions and Cultures


VOLUME DIRECTOR

KONSTANTINOS KARNASSIOTIS, Academy of Institutions and Cultures


AUTHOR

LAMPROS I. PAPAGIANNIS, Ph.D. Faculty of Philosophy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki


EDITORIAL

This Volume investigates issues of coalition between ancient Greek civilization and the Eastern Tradition. It mainly focuses on Philosophy and Mythology of those Civilizations. The Volume consists of eight articles attempting to conclude on whether and to which extent the Philosophy of ancient Greece resembles the Oriental Civilizations of the same era (6th-4th century B.C.) regarding both the topics and the methodology followed. Hence, it is an effort of comparative study, which traces and locates the common elements as well as the fundamental differences.

It must be highlighted that the approach on the matter is holistic and that the simultaneous research from a different angle goes deeper into the comparison and eventually the concluding as for the questions brought about during the exploration of such charming civilizations of the past. It may also be said that this series of eight, as mentioned above, articles marches towards the comparative science as developed by pioneer scientists in the field of Comparative Grammatology and Philosophy, such as Francois Jullien, Mircea Ellidae, Marcel Granet etc., whereas it does not neglect to take into account the Greek and foreign bibliography in a functional and systematic manner.

Given the above this effort may be considered as the continuous search of the “other” in relation to the “self”.

Konstantinos Karnasiotis, Editor of Stoa of Sciences journal


EIGHT STUDIES

I.

The idea of divinity in earlier Indian thought with reference to Greek philosophy of the 6th century B. C.

II.

The Mimamsa school of Kumarila compared to that of Prabhakara

III.

Aristotle on ethics in comparison to the later Confucian Classics

IV.

Death and the descent to the underworld in the epic of Gilgamesh and Odyssey rhapsody λ. A philosophical approach

V.

Mencius’ theory on the human nature in comparison to Socrates’ οὐδεῖς ἐκῶν κακός

VI.

The issue of timeless in the Bhagavad-Gita and the pre-Socratic though

VII.

Continuity and raptures in the fragments of Heraclitus and the Yi-Jing (a)

VIII. Continuity and raptures in the fragments of Heraclitus and the Yi-Jing (b)


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