Buddhist Phenomenology

Buddhist Phenomenology : A Philosophical Investigation of Yogacara Buddhism and the Ch'eng Wei-shih Lun

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A richly complex study of the Yogacara tradition of Buddhism, divided into five parts: the first on Buddhism and phenomenology, the second on the four basic models of Indian Buddhist thought, the third on karma, meditation and epistemology, the fourth on the Trimsika and its translations, and finally the fifth on the Ch'eng Wei-shih Lun and Yogacara in China.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 632 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 32.26mm | 885g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0415406102
  • 9780415406109
  • 359,069

Table of contents

PrefacePart One Buddhism and Phenomenology Ch.1Buddhism and Phenomenology Ch.2 Husserl and Merleau-PontyPart Two The Four Basic Buddhist Models in India Introduction Ch.3 Model One: The Five Skandhas Ch.4 Model Two: Pratitya-samutpada Ch.5 Model Three: Tridhatu Ch.6 Model Four: Sila-Samadhi-Prajna Ch.7 Asamjni-samapatti and Nirodha-samapatti Ch.8 Summary of the Four ModelsPart Three Karma, Meditation, and Epistemology Ch.9 Karma Ch.10 Madhyamikan Issues Ch.11 The Privilaging of Prajna-paramitaPart Four Trimsika and Translations Ch.12 Texts and TranslationsPart Five The Ch'eng Wei-Shih Lun and the Problem of Psychosophical Closure: Yogacara in China Ch.13 Ch.14 Seven Trajectories Ch.15 The Legend of the Transmission of the Ch'eng Wei-Shih Lun Ch.16 Alterity: Parinama Ch.17 Why Consciousness in Not Empty Ch.18 On Rupa Ch.19 Externality Ch.20 The Four Conditions Ch.21 Mirror Knowing: Soteric Alterations Ch.22 Language, Avijnapti-Rupa and Vijnapti-Rupa Ch.23 Is What is Ultimately Real Itself Ultimately Real?ConclusionsAppendicesBibliographyIndex
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'A well-researched and lucid exposition of an old Buddhist school of thought that is usually seen as hopelessly complex and difficult' - Bibliographia Missionaria

'His unique approach ... both in content and style, may be the most formidable aspect of this discursive, incisive, often brilliant, 600 page work.' - H-Buddhism, H-Net Reviews
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