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  1. 1. Location Date ReligionPersia -- Zoroaster 600-583 Zoroastrianism (dualism)India – Vardhamana 599-527 JainismIndia – Gautama the 560-480 BuddhismBuddhaIndia – Hindu ca 600 Vedanta Monismreformers (Upanishads)China – Lao-Tzu 604-517 TaoismChina – Confucius 551-479 ConfucianismExile communities & ca 500 Law-centered Judaismrestoration
  2. 2. “[The early Greek philosophers] proceeded withpreposterous boldness on an entirely unprovenassumption. They held that the universe is anintelligible whole. In other words, they presumed that asingle order underlies the chaos of our perceptionsand, furthermore, that we are able to comprehend thatorder. . . .[They attempted] to reach a vantage pointwhere the phenomena would reveal their hiddencoherence. It was the unshakeable conviction of theIonians, Pythagoreans, and early Eleatics that such avantage point existed; and they searched for the roadleading to it, not in the manner of scientists but in thatof conquistadors.” – Henri Frankfort, BeforePhilosophy
  3. 3. “If you can realize how insufferably the world wasoppressed by the notion that everything that happenedwas an arbitrary personal act of an arbitrary personalGod of dangerous, jealous and cruel personalcharacter, you will understand how the world jumped atDarwin.”– George Bernard Shaw

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