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Buddhist philosophy : a historical analysis / David J. Kalupahana ; foreword by G.P. Malalasekera.

Author/Creator:
Kalupahana, David J., 1933-
Publication:
Honolulu : University Press of Hawaii, 1976.
Format/Description:
Book
xxi, 189 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects:
Buddhism -- Doctrines.
Buddhist philosophy.
Local subjects:
Bouddhisme -- Doctrines. (search)
Philosophie bouddhique. (search)
Summary:
"This introduction to Buddhism examines its basic philosophical teachins and historical development, setting forth complex and significant ideas in a straightforward and simple style that is easily accessible to the student. The author's orientation is philosophical, rather than religious or sociological. This approach is both the uniqueness and the strength of the work"--Back cover.
Contents:
Historical background
Epistemology
Causality
The three characteristics of existence
Karma and rebirth
Morality and ethics
Nirvana
Beginnings of scholasticism and Mahāyāna
Scholasticism : Theravāda, Sarvâstivāda, and Sautrāntika
Development of Mahāyāna
Mādhyamika transcendentalism
Yogâcāra idealism.
Notes:
"An East-West Center book."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Rev. Shojo Honda Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
ISBN:
0824803604
9780824803605
0824803922
9780824803926
OCLC:
1529313
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