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Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy of Mind and Nature

Douglas S. Duckworth


This book offers an engaging philosophical overview of Tibetan Buddhist thought. It shows the way that Buddhist theory informs Buddhist practice across various Tibetan traditions in ways that integrate competing and complimentary perspectives on the nature of mind and reality. The book draws upon a contrast between phenomenology and ontology to highlight distinct starting points of inquiries into mind and nature in Buddhism and to illuminate central issues confronted in Tibetan Buddhist philosophy. It argues that these starting points share a common ground and can be seen to be actually insepa ... More

Keywords: Madhyamaka, Buddhism, phenomenology, idealism, ontology, Tibet, Geluk, Nyingma, Yogācāra

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190883959
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190883959.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Douglas S. Duckworth, author
Temple University