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Greek Buddha : Pyrrho's encounter with early Buddhism in Central Asia

Author: Christopher I Beckwith
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a history of early Buddhism based solely on dateable artefacts and archeology rather than received tradition, much of which data is provided by studying Pyrrho's history.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Pyrrhon, of Elis.; Pyrrhon, of Elis.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher I Beckwith
ISBN: 9780691166445 0691166447 9780691176321 0691176329
OCLC Number: 894625504
Description: xxi, 275 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Scythian Philosophy: Pyrrho, the Persian Empire, and India --
Pyrrho's Thought: Beyond Humanity --
No Differentiations: The Earliest Attested Forms of Buddhism --
Jade Yoga and Heavenly Dharma: Buddhist Thought in Classical Age China and India --
Greek Enlightenment: What the Buddha, Pyrrho, and Hume Argue Against --
Pyrrho's Teacher: The Buddha and His Awakening --
The Classical Testimonies of Pyrrho's Thought --
Are Pyrrhonism and Buddhism Both Greek in Origin? --
On the Early Indian Inscriptions.
Responsibility: Christopher I. Beckwith.

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Presents a history of early Buddhism based solely on dateable artefacts and archeology rather than received tradition, much of which data is provided by studying Pyrrho's history.

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