HISTORY OF ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY

Author:

D.M. Singh

Publisher:

MD PUBLICATIONS PVT LTD

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Publisher

MD PUBLICATIONS PVT LTD

Publication Year 2011
ISBN-13

9788175333390

ISBN-10 8175333391
Binding

Paper Back

Edition FIRST
Number of Pages 424 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 21x14x2
Weight (grms) 516

Ancient philosophy, the basis of Western thought and science, evolved in the course of almost one thousand years. In the sixth century BC that process was begun in which we still find ourselves: the attempt at a rational explanation of the world and of man's place in the world. The earliest period until just past the middle of the fifth century BC was economically, socially and politically a period of crises, but at the same time a period which opened up for foreign influences provoking thinkers and poets to seek for some order behind all changes, an order that could be grasped by human thought. They brought earlier thought to a conclusion, created a conceptual apparatus that has left its impress on all subsequent Western philosophy, and assigned man a place in society and the cosmos at the moment when the era of greatness had been lost irretrievably, and the city state was in decay. Still, new philosophical systems were formulated- Epicureanism and Stoicism - and philosophy was still a universal explanation of the world; but the emphasis was on ethics, and it was in this period that philosophy and science began to pursue their own paths.

D.M. Singh

D M Singh is an eminent poet, critic and scholar of philosophy. He did his MA (Philosophy and Literature) and has a sound knowledge of Hindi. Sanskrit, and Bengali. Intilally he joined as a Lecturer and later on associated himself with social welfare, art and cultural organizations. He has been associated with various journals and dailies as their literary critic and has also edited some works of eminent scholars. He has attend various local and national seminars on art culture and literature.
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