Title:A History of Buddhist Philosophy: Continuities and Discontinuities
Author:David J. Kalupahana
Publisher:Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
Remarks:Notes, Appendix, Bibliography and Index.
Size:146 x 224 mm
This book is builds upon a completely reconstructed, detailed analysis of both early and latter Buddhism. Part one is devoted to early Buddhism, opening with a thorough examination of pre Buddhist thought and its absolutist character, followed by biographical sketch of Siddhartha, the historical Buddha. Each of the following nine chapters examines a major theme in Buddhist discourse: knowledge and understanding, experience and theory, language and communication, freedom and happiness, human personality, human suffering, the object, the moral life, and popular religious thought. Part 2 examines later Buddhism by mapping its continuities with and divergences from early Buddhist doctrine.