By S. R. Bhatt
Knowledge performs a really major function in Buddhism, because it is the gateway to enlightenment and nirvana. This quantity offers a transparent and exhaustive exposition of Buddhist epistemology and common sense, in response to the works of classical thinkers resembling Vasubandhu, Dinnãga, and Dharmakiriti. It strains the historic improvement of this conception, identifies crucial faculties and thinkers, and defines its major concepts―the standards of fact, the character of truth, and the options of notion and inference, the single assets of data permitted in Buddhist philosophy. The appendix comprises the Sanskrit unique and an annotated translation of Nyaya Prave'sa, a key textual content of Buddhist epistemology, which discusses the character of conception and inference and their fallacies.
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