Prolegomena to a History of Buddhist Philosophy

By: Benimadhab Barua

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This contains in essence the kernel of Buddhist philosophy. The limitation of the aforesaid philosophy has been defined in relation to place and time. The author has also endeavoured to trace India's thought-relations with the West. He has also focussed his attention regarding decadence of Buddhism and of Philosophy generally in modern India. The author has not simply shown Sankara's relation to Buddhist philosophy but he has also scholarly sought out the interconnection and interdependence of Indian philosophies to each other. This small handbook is a veritable gem for a student of Buddhist philosophy in its various facets. Contents 1. The Two-Fold Limitation of our Subject of Investigation 2. The Limitation Defined-in Place 3. India's Thought-Relations with the West 4. Decadence of Buddhism and of Philosophy Generally in Modern India 5. The Limitation Defined-in Time 6. The History of Buddhist Philosophy Extends from Circa 600 BC-Circa 1050 AD 7. The Causes of the Decline of "Buddhism" in India 8. Sankara's Relation to Buddhist Philosophy 9. The Interconnection and Interdependence of Indian Philosophies 10. What is Buddhism? Is it a Religion, or a Philosophy, or Both, or Neither? Three Stages of European Studies in the Subject 11. Buddha in his Religious Aspirations Tried to Realise the Grand Truth of the Philosophy of the Upanisads 12. Ancient and Modern Religions of India Compared 13. Philosophy was the Starting Point and Foundation of "Buddhism"-Proofs 14. The Two-Fold Bearing of Buddha's Theory of Causal Genesis : Logical and Metaphysical. The Principle of Identity 15. Buddha was not a Mere Prophet or a Poet 16. The Circumstantial Evidence, taken from the Prevailing Education of the time and Contemporary Judgement, Proves that Buddha was a Philosopher 17. The two Tests of Buddhist Philosophy 18. The Theory of Non-Soul. Printed Pages: 48.

Title: Prolegomena to a History of Buddhist Philosophy

Author Name: Benimadhab Barua

Categories: India, Buddhism and Buddhist Studies, Philosophy,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 1974

ISBN: 8121503175

ISBN 13: 9788121503174

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 14 x 22 Cm

Seller ID: 038974

Keywords: Buddhist Philosophy Buddha Buddhism India