Text, History, and Philosophy

Abhidharma across Buddhist Scholastic Traditions

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Editor(s): 
Bart Dessein, Weijen Teng
Brill's Indological Library
  • Boston, MA: 
    Brill
    , June
     2016.
     432 pages.
     $150.00.
     E-Book.
    ISBN
    9789004318823.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Richard K. Payne forthcoming.

Description

Abhidhamma / Abhidharma as a specific exegetical method. In the first part of the volume, the development of the Buddhist argumentative technique is discussed. The second part investigates the importance of the Buddhist rational tradition for the development of Buddhist philosophy. The third part focuses on some peculiar doctrinal issues that resulted from rational Abhidharmic reflections. In this way, an outline of the development of the Abhidharma genre and of Abhidharmic notions and concepts in India, Central Asia, China, and Tibet from the life time of the historical Buddha to the tenth century CE is given.

Contributors are: Johannes Bronkhorst, Lance S. Cousins, Bart Dessein, Tamara Ditrich, Bhikkhu Kuala Lumpur Dhammajoti, Dylan Esler, Eric Greene, Goran Kardaš, Jowita Kramer, Chen-kuo Lin, Andrea Schlosser, Ingo Strauch, Weijen Teng and Yao-ming Tsai.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Bart Dessein is full professor at the department of Chinese language and culture of Ghent University, and member of the Ghent Centre for Buddhist Studies. He has mainly published on Sarvāstivāda and Mahāsāṃghika history and philosophy.

Weijen Teng is assistant professor of religious studies at Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts. His research interests are Chinese Buddhist intellectual history, Sanskrit grammar study in Medieval China and Abhidharma.

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