Early Buddhist Metaphysics
The Making of a Philosophical Tradition
By (author) Noa Ronkin
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Early Buddhist Metaphysics by Noa Ronkin
Book DescriptionEarly 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-a-vis modern philosophy, exploits Western philosophical literature from Plato to contemporary texts in the fields of philosophy of mind and cultural criticism.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415345194
(234mm x 156mm x 27mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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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.
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Author Biography - Noa Ronkin
Noa Ronkin received her PhD from the University of Oxford. She is currently Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Buddhist Studies, Stanford University. Her research interests include a range of issues associated with Indian Theravada Buddhist philosophy and psychology, the Abhidhamma tradition and comparative Indian philosophy.
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