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A history of Buddhist philosophy : continuities and discontinuities / David J. Kalupahana.

By: Kalupahana, David J, 1933-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, c1992Description: xvi, 304 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0824814029 (pbk. : acid-free paper)); 9780824814021 (pbk. : acid-free paper)); 0824813847 (cloth : acid-free paper); 9780824813840 (cloth : acid-free paper).Subject(s): Buddhism -- Doctrines -- History | Buddhist philosophy -- History | Buddhism Doctrines History | Philosophy, HistoryDDC classification: 181/.043 Other classification: 08.10 | 11.93
Contents:
Early Buddhism. Indian philosophy and the search for ultimate objectivity -- Life of the Buddha -- Knowledge and understanding -- Experience and theory (paticcasamuppana and paticcasamuppada) -- Language and communication -- The human personality -- The object -- The problem of suffering -- Freedom and happiness -- The moral life -- Popular religious thought.
Continuities and discontinuities. The emergence of absolutism -- Moggaliputta-tissa and the Kathavatthu -- Abhidhamma -- The perfection of wisdom in the Vajracchedika -- Nagarjuna and the Mulamadhyamakakarika -- The Saddharmapundarika-sutra and conceptual absolutism -- The Lankavatara-sutra and the great emptiness (maha-sunyata) -- Vasubandhu and the Vijnaptimatratasiddhi -- Dignaga's epistemology and logic -- Buddhaghosa, the harmonizer -- Tantras and parittas : the voiceful tradition -- Silent meditation and Ch'an (Zen) : the voiceless tradition.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-281) and index.

Early Buddhism. Indian philosophy and the search for ultimate objectivity -- Life of the Buddha -- Knowledge and understanding -- Experience and theory (paticcasamuppana and paticcasamuppada) -- Language and communication -- The human personality -- The object -- The problem of suffering -- Freedom and happiness -- The moral life -- Popular religious thought.

Continuities and discontinuities. The emergence of absolutism -- Moggaliputta-tissa and the Kathavatthu -- Abhidhamma -- The perfection of wisdom in the Vajracchedika -- Nagarjuna and the Mulamadhyamakakarika -- The Saddharmapundarika-sutra and conceptual absolutism -- The Lankavatara-sutra and the great emptiness (maha-sunyata) -- Vasubandhu and the Vijnaptimatratasiddhi -- Dignaga's epistemology and logic -- Buddhaghosa, the harmonizer -- Tantras and parittas : the voiceful tradition -- Silent meditation and Ch'an (Zen) : the voiceless tradition.

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An expansion of the author's Buddhist Philosophy: A Historical Analysis (CH, Apr'77), which focused upon his many years of research on Theravada Buddhism, this new work includes his research on later Buddhism. If one has little or no knowledge of Buddhist philosophy, this study gives basic information and can serve as an introduction to the complexity of Buddhist studies. It is extremely valuable, informative, and well documented, yet clear and lucid. There are extensive and important endnotes, an excellent bibliography, and a very useful index. This is an important study which will be of interest to all scholars and students in Buddhist studies, advanced undergraduate and up. K. Dollarhide; Oklahoma State University

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