Dialogue and doxography in Indian philosophy: points of view in Buddhist, Jaina, and Advaita Vedānta traditions

"This is the first book fully dedicated to Indian philosophical doxography. It examines the function such dialectical texts were intended to serve in the intellectual and religious life of their public. It looks at Indian doxography both as a witness of inter and intra sectarian dialogues, and...

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Main Author: Bouthillette, Karl-Stéphan
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: London New York Routledge [2020]
Series/Journal:Dialogues in South Asian traditions religion, philosophy, literature, and history
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Indian philosophy / Doxography / Dialogue
B Haribhadrasūri 700-770, Ṣaḍdarśanasamuccaya
B Bhāvaviveka 490-570, Mādhyamakahṛdaya
Further subjects:B Haribhadrasūri 700-770 Ṣaḍdarśanasamuccaya
B Śaṅkarācārya Sarvasiddhāntasaṅgraha
B Philosophy, Indic Historiography
B Bhāvaviveka Criticism and interpretation
B Jaina philosophy Early works to 1800
B Hindu Philosophy Early works to 1800
B Mimansa Early works to 1800
B Mādhyamika (Buddhism) Early works to 1800
B Buddhist Philosophy Early works to 1800
B Vedanta Early works to 1800
B Bhāvaviveka Mādhyamakahṛdaya
B Philosophy, Indic Early works to 1800
B Advaita Early works to 1800
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Summary:"This is the first book fully dedicated to Indian philosophical doxography. It examines the function such dialectical texts were intended to serve in the intellectual and religious life of their public. It looks at Indian doxography both as a witness of inter and intra sectarian dialogues, and as a religious phenomenon. It argues that doxographies represent dialectical exercises, indicative of a peculiar religious attitude to plurality, and locate these 'exercises' within a known form of 'yoga' dedicated to the cultivation of 'knowledge' or 'gnosis' (jñāna). Concretely, the book presents a critical examination of three Sanskrit doxographies: the Madhyamakahṛdayakārikā of the Buddhist Bhāviveka, the Ṣaḍdarśanasamuccaya of the Jain Haribhadra, and the Sarvasiddhāntasaṅgraha attributed to the Advaitin Śaṅkara, focusing on each of their respective presentation of the Mīmāṃsā view. It is the first time that the genre of doxography is considered beyond its literary format to ponder its performative dimension, as a spiritual exercise. Theoretically broad, the book reaches out to academics in Religious Studies, Indian Philosophy, Indology, and Classical Studies"--
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:0367226138