The relation of Indian thought to Pythagoreanism
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This thesis examines the relation of Indian thought to Pythagoreanism. Two scholars, in particular, have dealt at length with this subject. Richard Garbe has maintained that Indian thought has had important influence on Pythagoreanism. Sir Arthur B. Keith has argued that this is not so. This thesis investigates the relation of Indian thought to Pythagoreanism in terms of a critique of thesetwo positions and in the light of more recent studies. After an introductory chapter, the arguments affirming general Indian-Greek influence are examined in Chapter Two. Chapter Three deals with the relation of Indian thought to Pythagoreanism. A concluding chapter evaluates the positions taken in regard to the problem of parallel doctrines.
Thesis (M.A.)--Boston University