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The forerunner of all things : Buddhaghosa on mind, intention, and agency

Author: Maria Heim
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Scholars have long been intrigued by the Buddha's defining action (karma) as intention. This book explores systematically how intention, agency, and moral psychology were interpreted in all branches  Read more...

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Named Person: Buddhaghosa.; Buddhaghosa.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maria Heim
ISBN: 9780199331031 0199331030 9780199331048 0199331049
OCLC Number: 877687322
Description: x, 246 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Table of Contents ; Abbreviations ; Introduction ; Chapter One: Constructing Experience: Intention in the Suttas ; Chapter Two: The Work of Intention: Mental Life in the Abhidhamma ; Chapter Three: Culpability and Disciplinary Culture in the Vinaya ; Chapter Four: Making Actions Intelligible: Intention and Mind in Stories ; Conclusion ; Bibliography ; Notes ; Index
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Throughout this original, humane, and often beautiful exploration of Buddhist moral thinking, Maria Heim allows herself to be taught and guided by the great Buddhist thinker Buddhaghosa about how to Read more...

 
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