Debate in Tibetan Buddhism: The Practice and Theory of Introductory Buddhist Logic and Epistemology

Debate in Tibetan Buddhism: The Practice and Theory of Introductory Buddhist Logic and Epistemology

by Dan Perdue
     
 

ISBN-10: 0937938769

ISBN-13: 9780937938768

Pub. Date: 01/28/1992

Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.

The practice and theory of Tibetan Buddhist logic and epistemology is the focus of this clear and thorough exposition. Debate is the investigative technique used in Tibetan education to sharpen analytical capacities and convey philosophical concepts, so it is essential to master its procedure. Using a debate manual by Pur-bu-jok Jam-ba-gya-tso (1825–1901) as his

Overview

The practice and theory of Tibetan Buddhist logic and epistemology is the focus of this clear and thorough exposition. Debate is the investigative technique used in Tibetan education to sharpen analytical capacities and convey philosophical concepts, so it is essential to master its procedure. Using a debate manual by Pur-bu-jok Jam-ba-gya-tso (1825–1901) as his basis, Daniel Perdue covers elementary debate and demonstrates its application to a variety of secular and religious educational contexts.

The translation is supplied with annotations on procedure and content drawn from Tibetan teachers expert in debate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780937938768
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1992
Series:
Textual Studies and Translations in INDO Tibetan Buddhism Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
984
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.01(d)

Table of Contents

Technical Noteix
Prefacexiii
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
1 The Place of Reasoning3
2 Syllogisms and Consequences33
3 Definitions and Definienda61
4 The Subjects75
5 The Procedure in Debate99
6 The Comparison of Phenomena133
PART TWO: TRANSLATION AND COMMENTARY
7 Translation Introduction169
8 Colors and So Forth185
9 Established Bases267
10 Identifying Isolates411
11 Opposite-From-Being-Something and
Opposite-From-Not-Being-Something481
12 The Introductory Presentation of Causes and Effects531
13 Generalities and Instances617
14 Substantial and Isolate Phenomena695
PART THREE: CONCLUSION
15 Conclusion775
Glossary861
Bibliography893
Index901
TibetanText of "The Introductory Path of
Reasoning" in Pur-bu-jok Jam-ba-gya-tso's The939

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