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Sensation, perception, and imagery: a study of the Buddhist epistemology of perception with particular reference to the Tattvasamgraha and the Tattvasamgrahanjika

Coseru, Christian


This dissertation examines the theory of perception as reflected in the works of two influential Buddhist philosophers, Santarakita's Tattvasamgraha and its commentary by Kamalasila, the Tattvasamgrahapanjika (ca. 750-800 C.E.). In these two works, the authors advance the notion that perception ought to be regarded as the primary source of knowledge and be restricted only to that cognition which is devoid of conceptual thought and non-erroneous. Largely following a model provided by...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004-12
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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