Early Buddhist Theory of Knowledge

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Routledge, Oct 16, 2013 - Reference - 524 pages
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The author of this volume, an accomplished philologist, historian and philosopher, analyzes the relevant earlier and later texts and traces the epistemological foundations of Pali canonical thought from the Vedic period onwards. Originally published in 1963, it sheds new light on later developments and elucidates from the Indian point of view some of the basic problems of the conflict between metaphysics and logical and linguistic analysis.

 

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Contents

ABBREVIATIONS
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I THE HISTORICAL BACKGROUND IVEDIC
21
II THE HISTORICAL BACKGROUND IINONVEDICIMATERIALISM
69
III THE HISTORICAL BACKGROUND IIINONVEDIC IISCEPTICS AJIVIKAS AND JAINS
109
IV THE ATTITUDE TO AUTHORITY
169
V THE ATTITUDE TO REASON
205
VI ANALYSIS AND MEANING
277
VII LOGIC AND TRUTH
333
VIII AUTHORITY AND REASON WITHIN BUDDHISM
369
IX THE MEANS AND LIMITS OF KNOWLEDGE
416
APPENDIX I
477
CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE OF SCHOOLS
482
BIBLIOGRAPHY
483
SUBJECT INDEX
495
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