The focus of this book is on early Western Philosophy. It is obvious that they are other ancient and important strains of philosophy that are also highly significant in the development of universal philosophical thought. For example, I mention the ancient philosophies for India and China. These philosophical beginnings influenced the cultures of East Asia and Far East throughout many centuries and their basic ideas still influence many cultures in that area of the world. This book concentrates on the philosophical origins that for centuries influenced the cultures of the West.
Primarily the origins began in ancient Greece, spread to many countries by Hellenism after Alexander the Great, expanded and added to even more by the way of Rome and its empire.