Powers, J and Thakchoe, S, Introduction to Summary of the Essence: A commentary on Investigation of the Percept, Dignaga's 'Investigation of the Percept' : a philosophical legacy in India and Tibet, Oxford University Press, D Duckworth, MD Eckel, JL Garfield, J Powers, Y Thabkhas, and S Thakchoe (ed), United States, pp. 169-174. ISBN 9780190623708 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]
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This volume provides a comprehensive history of the text in India and Tibet from 5th century India to the present day. This team of philologists, historians of religion and philosophers who specialize in Tibetan, Sanskrit and Chinese philosophical literature has produced the first study of the text and its entire commentarial tradition. Their approach makes it possible to employ the methods of critical philology and cross-cultural philosophy to provide readers with a rich collection of studies and translations, along with detailed philosophical analyses that open up the intriguing implications of Dign=aga's thought and demonstrate the diversity of commentarial approaches to his text.
The comprehensive nature of the work reveals the richness of commentary in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism and shows surprising parallels between the modern West and traditional Buddhist philosophy.
|Item Type:||Research Book Chapter|
|Keywords:||philosophy, Dignaga, Percept, India, Tibet|
|Research Division:||Philosophy and Religious Studies|
|Objective Division:||Expanding Knowledge|
|Objective Group:||Expanding Knowledge|
|Objective Field:||Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies|
|Author:||Thakchoe, S (Dr Sonam Thakchoe)|
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