Thu Oct 2, 2014
223 Moses Hall, 4–6 PM
Michael Forster (University of Bonn and University of Chicago)
Does Western Philosophy Have Non-western Roots?
The talk concerns a debate among nineteenth-century historians on the question whether Western philosophy has Non-Western Roots. It discusses especially the little-known historian of philosophy Eduard Röth who argued that Presocratic philosophy had its roots in ancient Egypt.