The ancient Greeks viewed the world in a way that one would today perhaps describe as “holistic”. Science, philosophy, art and politics were interwoven and combined into one worldview. Moreover, those who look carefully will find subtle, but intelligible parallels between early Greek philosophy and Eastern thought. The Heraclitean fire resembles Buddhist impermanence, while the Greek Logos resembles the way of the Tao, just to name two examples. More detailed portraits of Greek ideas and their contenders can be found on the following pages; so read on and find out more about them.

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