Ancient philosophy generally refers to ancient Greek philosophy developed by Plato and Aristotle, as well as Pre-Socratic, Hellenistic, and Roman philosophies. It also encompasses diverse ancient intellectual traditions including Chinese philosophy, Indian philosophy, and Iranian philosophy. Ancient philosophies are generally more comprehensive than modern and contemporary philosophies. For example, metaphysics is often fused into aesthetics, literature, poetry, meditation, myth, ethics, and others. The frameworks of thought are quite different from those of modern and contemporary philosophies which pursues disciplinary autonomy and clearer demarcations between philosophy and other disciplines. For this reason, proper understanding of ancient philosophy requires hermeneutics to achieve a clear understanding of the contexts of these texts and philosophers. Unification Thought or Unification Philosophy has similarly a broader, comprehensive perspective that incorporates religious elements.
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