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    The Axial Age and the European Discovery of Logos: Part II

    by Ricardo Duchesne Part I | Part II Thinkers in West and East The Presocratic Discovery of Logos Part II of this essay goes beyond the quantitative observation that Presocratic Greece on its own produced more original thinkers than the rest of the Axial world combined, by emphasizing the qualitative fact that the Presocratics, and only they, invented a style of thinking capable of producing knowledge and truthfulness. Once this style was inaugurated, there was no end to the ideas Europeans could produce continuously beyond the Axial Age. The faculty of reason is the generator of knowledge, and the more reason is freed from extra-rational constraints, and is able to…