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Stolen Legacy: Greek Philosophy is Stolen Egyptian Philosophy by

George G. M. James, Ph.D.
University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff

This work was originally published in New York by Philosophical Library in 1954. The content herein has been slightly edited to mark word corrections and in its organization to assist readability. The author, George Granville Monah James was born in Georgetown, Guyana, South America. His parents were Reverend Linch B. and Margaret E. James. George studied at Durham University in Britain and after a period at the University of London, he earned his doctorate at Columbia University in New York, NY. He then qualified to teach Mathematics, Latin, and Greek. Later he was professor of Logic and Greek at Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina for two years, before teaching at the University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff. The author has also written the following pamphlets: 1. Health Week in New Castle; 2. Intermarriage (published in London, England); 3. Black People Under Germany (published in New York); 4. The Need of a New Education for the Subject Peoples of the World (published in Arkansas, U.S.A.); 5. The Probable Causes of Religious Apathy in our Institutions of Higher Learning and the Proposal of a New Naturalism (published in Arkansas, U.S.A). And second, he has also authored the following articles, titled: The Church and the New Mentality; Religion is an Inductive and Progressive Science; The Anti-Classical Wave; The First Step In Negro Reconstruction; Know Thyself (a series of 12 articles published in the New York Age and the Zion Quarterly); The Influence of Mathematics Upon the Mentality and Character of Students (published in the Georgia Herald).

1 Stolen Legacy: Greek Philosophy is Stolen Egyptian Philosophy by George G. M. James The Journal of Pan African Studies 2009 eBook

Introduction (A) Characteristics of Greek Philosophy; (B) The Aims of The Book Part I Chapter I Greek Philosophy Is Stolen Egyptian Philosophy 1. The teachings of the Egyptian Mysteries reached other lands centuries before it reached Athens; 2. The authorship of the individual doctrines is extremely doubtful; 3. The chronology of Greek philosophers is mere speculation; 4. The compilation of the history of Greek philosophy was the plan of Aristotle executed by his school. Chapter II So-called Greek Philosophy was Alien to the Greeks and their Conditions of Life The period of Greek philosophy (640–322 B.C.) was a period of internal and external wars and was unsuitable for producing philosophers. Chapter III Greek Philosophy was the Offspring of the Egyptian Mystery System 1. The Egyptian theory of salvation became the purpose of Greek philosophy; 2. Circumstances of identity between the Egyptian and Greek systems are shown; 3. The abolition of Greek philosophy with the Egyptian Mysteries identifies them; 4. How the African continent gave its culture to the Western World.

2 Stolen Legacy: Greek Philosophy is Stolen Egyptian Philosophy by George G. M. James The Journal of Pan African Studies 2009 eBook

Chapter IV The Egyptians Educated The Greeks 1. The effects of the Persian Conquest; 2. The effects of the Conquest of Egypt by Alexander the Great; 3. The Egyptians were the first to civilize the Greeks; 4. Alexander visits the Oracle of Ammon in the Oasis of Siwah.

Chapter V The Pre-Socratic Philosophers and the Teachings Ascribed to Them 1. The earlier Ionion philosophers and their doctrines; 2. Pythagoras and his doctrines; 3. The Eleatic philosophers and their doctrines. 4. The later Ionion philosophers and their doctrines; 5. Summary of conclusions concerning the Pre-Socratic philosophers and the history of the Four Qualities and Four Elements. (a) The doctrines of the early Ionic, the Eleatic and the later Ionic philosophers and Pythagoras are traced to their Egyptian origin; (b) The doctrine of the Four Qualities and Four Elements is traced to its Egyptian origin; (c) Plagiarism...
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