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The Golden Age of Indian Buddhist Philosophy

Jan Westerhoff


This book gives a concise account of one of the most vibrant episodes in the history of ancient Indian thought, the development of Buddhist philosophy from the composition of the Abhidharma works before the beginning of the Common Era up to the time of Dharmakīrti in the sixth century CE. This period was characterized by the development of a variety of Buddhist philosophical schools and approaches that have shaped Buddhist thought up to the present day: the scholasticism of the Abhidharma, the Madhyamaka’s theory of emptiness, Yogācāra idealism, and the logical and epistemological works of Diṅ ... More

Keywords: Indian Buddhist Philosophy, Abhidharma, Madhyamaka, Yogācāra, Diṅnāga, Dharmakīrti, Mahāyāna

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198732662
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198732662.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jan Westerhoff, author
Professor of Buddhist Philosophy, University of Oxford

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