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Buddhist Theory of Self-Cognition von Yao, Zhihua (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 10.09.2012
  • Verlag: Taylor and Francis
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Buddhist Theory of Self-Cognition

This highly original work explores the concept of self-awareness or self-consciousness in Buddhist thought. Its central thesis is that the Buddhist theory of self-cognition originated in a soteriological discussion of omniscience among the Mahasamghikas, and then evolved into a topic of epistemological inquiry among the Yogacarins. To illustrate this central theme, this book explores a large body of primary sources in Chinese, Pali, Sanskrit and Tibetan, most of which are presented to an English readership for the first time. It makes available important resources for the study of the Buddhist philosophy of mind.

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    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Erscheinungsdatum: 10.09.2012
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9781134287451
    Verlag: Taylor and Francis
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