Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies (Volume 8: Buddhist Philosophy from 100 to 350 A.D)

By: Karl H. Potter

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The following volume constitutes the second in a series devoted to Buddhist philosophy. It takes up more or less where its predecessor, Volume VII of this Encyclopedia, leaves off, around the beginning of the second century A.D. This is a period still not well understood, with a great deal of scholarly disagreement remaining about many aspects of the history and thought of the period. The editor of the volume has tried to utilize the most up-to-date scholarship known to us. The volume treats the subject altogether chronologically, beginning with the Buddha and ending when Buddhist thought leaves India around 14th century A.D. The purpose behind this approach is to avoid imposing more divisions into Buddhism than are historically apparent. The scope of these volumes is limited to summaries of the texts that are of philosophical interest throughout, theoretical rather than practical in their intended function, and polemical or at least expository in a context where defence of one view among alternatives is appropriate. These criteria have been interpreted here broadly and loosely. In these volumes dealing with Buddhism, the original Sutras, the earliest literature regularly ascribed to the Buddha or his immediate disciples, is not summarized.Printed Pages: 844.

Title: Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies (Volume 8: Buddhist Philosophy from 100 to 350 A.D)

Author Name: Karl H. Potter

Categories: India, Philosophy,

Edition: Second Reprint

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2011

ISBN: 812081553X

ISBN 13: 9788120815537

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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Seller ID: 102131

Keywords: Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies (Volume 8: Buddhist Philosophy from 100 to 350 A.D) Karl H. Potter