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Almost nothing is known of Ancient Egyptian philosophy. Although a small number of scholars believe the Ancient Greek philosophy had its roots in Egypt, the commonly held view is that Egypt had little influence on the philosophies of Europe and Asia.
One ancient Egyptian philosopher was Ptahhotep.["better source needed] He served as vizier to the pharaoh in the late 25th, early 24th century BC. Ptahhotep is known for his comprehensive work on ethical behavior and moral philosophy, called "The Maxims of Ptahhotep. The work, which is believed to have been compiled by his grandson Ptahhotep Tshefi, is a series of 37 letters or maxims addressed to his son, Akhethotep, speaking on such topics as daily behavior and ethical practices.
...the Greek tradition of the origin of their philosophy in Egypt undoubtedly contains more of the truth than has in recent years been conceded.