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Reality and mystical experience

Author: F Samuel Brainard
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Comparative studies
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: F Samuel Brainard
ISBN: 0271019379 9780271019376 0271019735 9780271019734
OCLC Number: 40538285
Description: xiii, 295 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Strategy Considerations --
Project Sources and Structure --
Publicity --
Presence --
Awareness --
Awarenesses Originate Publicity and Individuate Presence --
Awareness, Inert Matter, and the Two Universes --
Implications of the Terminology for Discussing Reality --
Reality and Truth --
The Real as Publicity and Presence Taken Together --
The True as the Publicity of Reality Taken by Itself or a Correspondence to That Publicity --
Hermeneutics --
Paradox --
The Paradox of Presence --
The Mutual Exclusion of Publicity and Presence --
The Two Roles of Awareness --
Conjunctive-Disjunctive Dualism --
Logical Versus Efficient Cause --
Human Identity's Relationship to Space and Time --
Mystical Experience --
Nominal Versus Real Definitions --
"Mystical Experience" as a Coherent Linguistic Category --
Nonordinariness and Profundity as Defining Parameters --
Nonordinariness --
Profundity --
The Conventional, the Mystical, and Publicity-Presence-Awareness Terminology --
Buddhism and Madhyamika Mysticisim --
The Advent of a Metaphysics of Presence --
The Buddha's Teaching on the Nature of Reality --
Appropriation of the Buddha's Teachings --
Nirvana --
Metaphysical Difficulties in Early Buddhism --
The Fracturing of Buddhist Orthodoxy Prior to Nagarjuna --
The Problems of Presence as a Philosophical Foundation --
Mahayana --
Nagarjuna --
The Madhyamika School of Buddhism --
Nagarjuna's Dialectic --
Sunyata --
Nirvana and Samsara --
The Two Truths: Samvrti Satya and Paramartha Satya --
Hinduism and Advaita-Vedanta Mysticism.
Responsibility: F. Samuel Brainard.

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