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Early Buddhist Metaphysics: the making of a metaphysical tradition

Research Area: Uncategorized Year: 2005
Type of Publication: Book
Authors:
  • Noa Ronkin
Publisher: Routledge
Series: Critical Studies in Buddhism - Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies
ISBN: 9780415600019
Abstract:
Early Buddhist Metaphysics provides a philosophical account of the major doctrinal shift in the history of early Theravada tradition in India: the transition from the earliest stratum of Buddhist thought to the systematic and allegedly scholastic philosophy of the Pali Abhidhamma movement. Entwining comparative philosophy and Buddhology, the author probes the Abhidhamma's metaphysical transition in terms of the Aristotelian tradition and vis-à-vis modern philosophy, exploits Western philosophical literature from Plato to contemporary texts in the fields of philosophy of mind and cultural criticism.....Formats: Paperback/Hardback/E-Book

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