This is a unique book that deserves a wide readership among students of religion and of philosophy. . . . I believe it will be of enormous usefulness both to beginning students and to mature scholars: it will help all searchers for the truth attain a clearer view of the intellectual depths in the non-Western traditions, and of their continued challenges to us. (Kenneth Hart Green, University of Toronto)
George Anastaplo is America's hidden intellectual treasure. Few know so much about so many things, and nobody knows as much about the intellectual traditions of the world as he does. This book is a triumph of intelligence, taste, and common sense. . . . It is simply the best current introduction to non-Western thinking. (Stanley N. Katz, Princeton University)
There is in this book an alert intelligence at work, asking questions, suggesting (sometimes surprising) hypotheses, and always bringing the texts examined back to the measure of Greek notions of nature. Also admirable are the boldness of inquiry and a serious effort to understand ancient thought. (William H. McNeill, Professor Emeritus, University of Chicago, and author of The Rise of the West.)
About the Author
, author of numerous books, teaches at the University of Chicago, Loyola University, and Dominican University.