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Vasubandhu's 'Treatise on the Three Natures' - Translated from the Tibetan edition with a commentary


Garfield, JL, Vasubandhu's 'Treatise on the Three Natures' - Translated from the Tibetan edition with a commentary, Asian Philosophy, 7, (2) pp. 133-154. ISSN 0955-2367 (1997) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/09552369708575458


Trisvabhavanirdea (Treatise on the Three Natures) is Vasubandhu's most mature and explicit exposition of the Yogcacara doctrine of the three natures and their relation to the Buddhist idealism Vasubandhu articulates. Nonetheless there are no extent commentaries on this important short test. The present work provides an introduction to the text, its context and principal philosophical theses; a new translation of the text itself; and a close, verse-by-verse commentary on the text explaining the structure of Yogacara/Cittamatra idealism and comparing it to Western versions of transcendental idealism. In particular, I show how the doctrine of the three natures is used to make idealism coherent in a Buddhist context and how it sheds light on the structure and evolution of transcendental idealism in Europe. © 1997 Carfax Publishing Ltd.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Other philosophy and religious studies
Research Field:Other philosophy and religious studies not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in psychology
UTAS Author:Garfield, JL (Professor Jay Garfield)
ID Code:11807
Year Published:1997
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Philosophy
Deposited On:1997-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-12

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