Book Reviews

Recognition by the Ancient Philosophy Society

by Ashwini Mokashi Thank you, Ancient Philosophy Society, for giving my book ‘Sapiens and Sthitaprajna’ the recognition on your website and placing the book among various well-known works by contemporary Western Philosophers.It is time to recognize the importance of comparative works and putting the research of comparative philosophy on the map of both Indian and …

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New book Explores the Role of Wisdom In Transforming Individual Lives and the World

Thank you, Dr. Linda Brown Holt, an author of fiction and non-fiction books for your kind review! In Sapiens and Sthitaprajña, Ashwini Mokashi has written a brilliant analysis and comparison of two philosophies from different parts of the world: the stoicism of the Western philosopher Seneca (Roman 1 BCE to 65 CE) and the teachings …

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Comparative Study of Ancient Roman and Hindu Ideals of Wisdom

Thank you Devika Khandekar, a former Finance professional, for writing a book-review of my book ‘Sapiens and Sthitaprajna’ as follows: “Dr. Mokashi has effected a thought-provoking study spanning Greco-Roman and Vedic Wisdom. The parallels in Seneca’s Sapiens and the Gita’s Karma/Jnana yogi lend themselves to comparative study. Indeed, the book vouchsafes the universality of the …

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Comparing Ancient Philosophers’ Views on Wisdom (Book Review by Norma Smith)

Norma Smith, a retired nurse-practitioner and a graduate from Columbia University wrote the following review of my book ‘Sapiens and Sthitaprajna’. Thanks so much, Norma Smith! “I read this book since people today are still conflicted about what constitutes a wise person. I had studied Seneca and Stoicism years ago but had never read anything …

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