First Impressions # 71: Marc Van De Mieroop on the Pursuit of Truth in Ancient Babylonia

Joseph Ryan Kelly February 9, 2016 0

Philosophy Before the Greeks

Marc Van De Mieroop, Philosophy Before the Greeks: The Pursuit of Truth in Ancient Babylon, Princeton University Press, 2015, 312 pp., $35.00.

Long before Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, Babylonians developed their own rational system for exploring truth. Joseph Ryan Kelly talks with Marc Van De Mieroop about his new book, Philosophy before the Greeks: The Pursuit of Truth an Ancient Babylonia. Van De Mieroop is Professor of Ancient Near Eastern History at Columbia University and author of numerous books on various aspects of ancient Near Eastern history, Egyptian history, and World History.