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Buddhist Thought in India

Three Phases of Buddhist Philosophy

By Edward Conze

Routledge – 2008 – 302 pages

Series: Routledge Library Editions: Buddhism

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    978-0-415-46098-9
    February 11th 2008

Description

Originally published in 1962.

This book discusses and interprets the main themes of Buddhist thought in India and is divided into three parts:

  1. Archaic Buddhism: Tacit assumptions, the problem of "original Buddhism", the three marks and the perverted views, the five cardinal virtues, the cultivation of the social emotions, Dharma and dharmas, Skandhas, sense-fields and elements.
  2. The Sthaviras: the eighteen schools, doctrinal disputes, the unconditioned and the process of salvation, some Abhidharma problems.
  3. The Mahayana: doctrines common to all Mahayanists, the Madhyamikas, the Yogacarins, Buddhist logic, the Tantras.

Contents

1. Archaic Buddhism: Tacit assumptions, the problem of "original Buddhism", the three marks and the perverted views, the five cardinal virtues, the cultivation of the social emotions, Dharma and dharmas, Skandhas, sense-fields and elements. 2. The Sthaviras: the eighteen schools, doctrinal disputes, the unconditioned and the process of salvation, some Abhidharma problems. 3. The Mahayana: doctrines common to all Mahayanists, the Madhyamikas, the Yogacarins, Buddhist logic, the Tantras.

Name: Buddhist Thought in India: Three Phases of Buddhist Philosophy (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Edward Conze. Originally published in 1962. This book discusses and interprets the main themes of Buddhist thought in India and is divided into three parts: Archaic Buddhism: Tacit assumptions, the problem of "original Buddhism", the three marks and the...
Categories: General Reference, Buddhism, World Religions, Indian Philosophy