Buddhist Philosophy: A Historical Analysis (Google eBook)

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University of Hawaii Press, 1976 - Philosophy - 189 pages
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This introduction to Buddhism examines its basic philosophical teachings 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. Part I outlines the historical background out of which Buddhism arose and emphasizes the teachings of early Buddhism. Part II examines developments in the history of Buddhist thought and the emergence of the various schools of Buddhism.
  

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Contents

Epistemology
16
tt2 i0 Development of Mahayana
97
Madhyamika Transcendentalism
131
i42 l2 Yogacara Idealism
142
i53 Appendix I Metaphysics and the Buddha
153
t63 Appendix 2 Reflections on the Relation between
163
i79 Index
179
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