The Leap of Human Thought: 800-200 B.C.E.

The Leap of Human Thought: 800-200 B.C.E.

by W. Scott Morton
     
 
Many books have been written on philosophies and religions in the East and the West. I wanted to offer something of an overview, brief and easily understood; so I chose dialogue form, between a retired professor and an ordinary student. The study had also to be compressed within reasonable limits; and to my delight I realized that the lives of many great thinkers were

Overview

Many books have been written on philosophies and religions in the East and the West. I wanted to offer something of an overview, brief and easily understood; so I chose dialogue form, between a retired professor and an ordinary student. The study had also to be compressed within reasonable limits; and to my delight I realized that the lives of many great thinkers were to be found in the narrow compass of only 600 years, namely 800-200 B.C.E., known as the Axial Age.
This period covered the lives of the Hebrew prophets, Zoroaster, Buddha, Confucius, the early figures in Daoism, and the leading Greeks.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781450046138
Publisher:
Xlibris Corporation
Publication date:
02/17/2004
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
182 KB

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