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Philosophy and its Development in the Nikayas and Abhidhamma
By: Watanabe, F.

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Author: Watanabe, F.
Format: Hardcover

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This book concentrates on the initial stages of the development of Buddhist doctrine and logic, collating the Sthaviravada Pali sources with those in Chinese, mostly of the Sarvastivada. It thus shows how such discussions were carried on among the "original " Buddhists of the fifth and fourth centuries B.C. and in the Sthaviravada School down to its division into Sthaviravada and Sarvastivada in the third century. On this last phase, the book studies in detail the controversy against the puggalavada of the Vatsiputriya School, which broke away from the Sthaviravada early in the third century B.C. This is preserved in Pali in the Kathavatthu and in Chinese in the Vijnanakaya, showing the divergent versions of the Sthaviravada and Sarvastivada traditions, which presumably derive from a common kernel before their schism later in the third century. This controversy shows very clearly the stage reached in the development of formal logic at that time.

Philosophy and its Development in the Nikayas and Abhidhamma, Fumimaro Watanabe, Motilal Banarsidass, Hardcover, 241 pages, $25.00

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