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Ronkin Early Buddhist Metaphysics

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EARLY BUDDHIST METAPHYSICS
This book provides a philosophical account of the major doctrinal shift in thehistory of early Therav
a
da tradition in India: the transition from the earliest stratumof Buddhist thought to the systematic and allegedly scholastic philosophy of thePali Abhidhamma movement. Conceptual investigation into the development of Buddhist ideas is pursued, thus rendering the Buddha’s philosophical positionmoreexplicit and showing how and why his successors changed it. Entwiningcomparative philosophy and Buddhology, the author probes the Abhidhamma’sshift from an epistemologically oriented conceptual scheme to a metaphysicalworldview that is based on the concept of 
dhamma.
She does so in terms of theAristotelian tradition and vis-à-vis modern philosophy, exploiting Western philo-sophical literature from Plato to contemporary texts in the fields of philosophy of mind and cultural criticism. This book not only demonstrates that a philosophicalinquiry into the conceptual foundations of early Buddhism can enhance our understanding of what philosophy and religion are
qua
thought and religion; italso shows the value of fresh perspectives for traditional Buddhology.Combining philosophically rigorous investigation and Buddhological researchcriteria,
Early Buddhist Metaphysics
fills a significant gap in Buddhist scholar-ship’s treatment of the conceptual development of the Abhidhamma.
Noa Ronkin
received her PhD from the University of Oxford. She is currentlyalecturer in the Introduction to the Humanities Programme and a Research Fellowat the Center for Buddhist Studies, Stanford University.Her research interestsinclude a range of issues associated with Indian Therav
a
da Buddhist philosophyand psychology, the Abhidhamma tradition and comparative Indian philosophy.
 
ROUTLEDGECURZON CRITICAL STUDIESIN BUDDHISMGeneral Editors:Charles S. Prebish and Damien Keown
 RoutledgeCurzon Critical Studies in Buddhism
is a comprehensive study of the Buddhisttradition. The series explores this complex and extensive tradition from a variety of per-spectives, using a range of different methodologies.The series is diverse in its focus, including historical studies, textual translations andcommentaries, sociological investigations, bibliographic studies, and considerations of reli-gious practice as an expression of Buddhism’s integral religiosity. It also presents materialson modern intellectual historical studies, includingthe role of Buddhist thought and schol-arship in a contemporary, critical context and in the light of current social issues. The seriesis expansive and imaginativein scope, spanning more than two and a half millennia of Buddhist history. It is receptive to all research works that inform and advance our knowl-edge and understanding of the Buddhist tradition.A SURVEY OF VINAYA LITERATURE
Charles S. Prebish
THE REFLEXIVE NATURE OFAWARENESS
 Paul Williams
ALTRUISM AND REALITY
 Paul Williams
BUDDHISM AND HUMAN RIGHTS
 Edited by Damien Keown,Charles Prebish, Wayne Husted 
WOMEN IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THEBUDDHA
 Kathryn R. Blackstone
THE RESONANCE OF EMPTINESS
Gay Watson
AMERICAN BUDDHISM
 Edited by Duncan Ryuken Williams and Christopher Queen
IMAGING WISDOM
 Jacob N. Kinnard 
PAIN AND ITS ENDING
Carol S. Anderson
EMPTINESS APPRAISED
 David F. Burton
THE SOUND OF LIBERATINGTRUTH
 Edited by Sallie B. King and Paul O. Ingram
BUDDHIST THEOLOGY
 Edited by Roger R. Jacksonand John J. Makransky
THE GLORIOUS DEEDS OF PURNA
 Joel Tatelman
EARLY BUDDHISM – A NEWAPPROACH
Sue Hamilton

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