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Paving the great way : Vasubandhu's unifying Buddhist philosophy

Author: Jonathan C Gold
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, cop. 2015.
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Featuring close studies of Vasubandhu's Abhidharmakosabhasya, Vyakhyayukti, Vimsatika, and Trisvabhavanirdesa, among other works, this book identifies recurrent treatments of causality and scriptural  Read more...

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Named Person: Vasubandhu.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan C Gold
ISBN: 9780231168267 0231168268
OCLC Number: 912452969
Awards: Runner-up for American Academy of Religion Best First Book Award 2015
Description: 1 vol. (X-322 p.) ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments Abbreviations 1. Summarizing Vasubandhu: Should a Buddhist Philosopher Have a Philosophy? 2. Against the Times: Vasubandhu's Critique of His Main Abhidharma Rivals 3. Merely Cause and Result: The Imagined Self and the Literalistic Mind 4. Knowledge, Language, and the Interpretation of Scripture: Vasubandhu's Opening to the Mahayana 5. Vasubandhu's Yogacara: Enshrining the Causal Line in the Three Natures 6. Agency and the Ethics of Massively Cumulative Causality Conclusion: Buddhist Causal Framing for the Modern World Appendix A. Against the Existence of the Three Times Appendix B. Brief Disproof of the Self Appendix C. Discussion of "View" (Drsti) Appendix D. Against the Eternality of Atoms (Paramanu) Appendix E. The Proper Mode of Exposition on Conventional and Ultimate Appendix F. The Twenty Verses on Appearance and Memory Appendix G. The Three Natures Exposition Notes Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Jonathan C. Gold.
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Vasubandhu, one of the greatest minds in the history of Buddhism, is brought to life in these pages. Jonathan Gold's synthetic treatment of his most important ideas is a model for how to treat the Read more...

 
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