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Review of Recognizing Reality, by Georges Dreyfus

Paul G. Hackett

Title:
Review of Recognizing Reality, by Georges Dreyfus
Author(s):
Hackett, Paul G.
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Reviews
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American Institute of Buddhist Studies
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University of Virginia Center for South Asian Studies Newsletter
Abstract:
The two possible objects of a valid cognition ( pramana; tshad ma) is the launching point for Georges Dreyfus's Recognizing Reality, an exploration of fifteen hundred years of Buddhist epistemology beginning in India with the writings of Dignaga and Dharmakirti, and continuing on in Tibetan intellectual circles up until the present day. A revised presentation of what was originally written as his doctoral dissertation, Dreyfus lays out the fundamental issues central to the Buddhist theory of knowledge. He draws comparisons with non-Buddhist categories of thought subsumed under the rubrics of "idealism" and "realism" and an assessment of their applicability to a Buddhist context.
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Religion
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Suggested Citation:
Paul G. Hackett, 1996, Review of Recognizing Reality, by Georges Dreyfus, Columbia University Academic Commons, http://hdl.handle.net/10022/AC:P:10468.

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