On General and Abstract Terms in Archaic Thought – on the Basis of the Rigvedic Term Amhas


The actual fragments of the Presocratic thinkers are preserved as quotations in subsequent ancient authors, from Plato in the fourth century B.C. to Simplicius in the sixth century A.D”- reads the introductory note to The Presocratic philosophers (Kirk, Raven, Schofield 1999: 21). Researchers of the oldest thought of Hindu philosophy are thus in a much better situation [...]