Sprinkle a little ancient philosophy into your daily routines. According to the French philosopher Pierre Hadot (1922-2010), ancient philosophy was something that had to be practised at each instant, and the goal of which was to transform the whole of the individual’s life.
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During this period, according to Jaspers' concept, new ways of thinking appeared in Persia, India, China and the Greco-Roman world in religion and philosophy, in a striking parallel development, without any obvious direct cultural contact between all of the participating Eurasian cultures. Jaspers identified key thinkers from this age who had a profound influence on future philosophies and religions, and identified characteristics common to each area from which those thinkers emerged. Many have questioned whether the 'axial age' is a legitimate category of history. Definition Characteristics Jaspers presented his first outline of the Axial age by a series of examples:
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