Does Western Philosophy Have Egyptian Roots?

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Does Western Philosophy Have Egyptian Roots?

Post by Philosophy Now » Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:58 pm

Peter Flegel highlights possible connections between early Greek philosophy and the ideas of the New Kingdom of Ancient Egypt.

https://philosophynow.org/issues/128/Does_Western_Philosophy_Have_Egyptian_Roots

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Re: Does Western Philosophy Have Egyptian Roots?

Post by uwot » Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:01 pm

Splendid article. Kinda made a similar case myself in Philosophy's Roots and Branches (issue 104, if memory serves.) Yeah, of course Greek philosophy didn't come out of nowhere, and it is a fact that Greek aristocrats did a 'grand tour' of Egypt and Mesopotamia to broaden their education, much as 19th century aristos went to Athens and Rome.

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Re: Does Western Philosophy Have Egyptian Roots?

Post by -1- » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:04 pm

Egypt is part of the West. It's not India, it's not the Far East. It was eventually part of the Roman Empire, and became a colony of Great Britain. It is part of the west.

So if you reconfigure the title to "Does Western Philosophy Have Western Roots?" then you realize what blaring idiots had this ill-conceived insight transdisfigurated into an article.

Of course western philosophy has western roots. What else could it have? Morons. You guys are getting stupider and stupider in your "sensationalist" and "revolutionary" insights.

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Re: Does Western Philosophy Have Egyptian Roots?

Post by planetlonely23 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:21 am

Egyptians had a great knowledge, and they developed many sources that clearly western cultures copied to enhance their society. It is amazing how egyptians had used mathematics to calculate areas of lands with a simple rope. They introduced many designs which are very logical in constructions and make easy to the diary lives as build locks in the doors. However the most curious things about egypticans how influenced in the culture of Greeks as they received abstract thinking and geometrical way to sight things around with a logic that later were used by Plato, Solon and Pythagoras.

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Re: Does Western Philosophy Have Egyptian Roots?

Post by Belinda » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:38 am

Another feature of Ancient Egyptian thought which approximated early Greek thought is the idea that the universe is rational, and ordered according to intellectual principles.
Is what worries me. We are forced to presume that this is so otherwise we can't make any plans. God is indeed a matter for faith not reason.

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Re: Does Western Philosophy Have Egyptian Roots?

Post by Eodnhoj7 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:37 pm

Philosophy Now wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:58 pm
Peter Flegel highlights possible connections between early Greek philosophy and the ideas of the New Kingdom of Ancient Egypt.

https://philosophynow.org/issues/128/Do ... tian_Roots
Yes, finally someone is making progress worth noting. Great article.

I heard rumors of research finding that even oriential philosophy/culture has it's roots in Egypt.

It all goes back to the Egyptians.

Pythagoras was initiated within the Egyptian Mystery schools, hence Plato/Aristotle (all of those we build our philosophical foundations on) are rooted in a philosophical religion; thus necessitating Judaism/Catholicism/Islam (and the corresponding religions and subdivisions that stem from them) as extensions of a prior universal faith.

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Re: Does Western Philosophy Have Egyptian Roots?

Post by gaffo » Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:26 am

story of osiris/moses have parallels.

refer to the Book of the Dead with the NT sayings as well.

there is historical influence.

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