248 Pages
    by Routledge

    252 Pages
    by Routledge

    This is an interdisciplinary and holistic survey of Pali Buddhism, covering philological, indigenous and philosophical approaches in a single volume.
    The work is divided into three main sections: Philological Foundations; Insiders' Understandings; and Philosophical Implications.

    Introduction, Frank J. Hoffman, Mahinda Deegalle; Philological Foundations; Chapter 1 Therav?da Buddhism’s Two Formulations of the Dosa S?la and the Ethics of the Gradual Path, George D. Bond; Chapter 2 A Proposed Model of Early Buddhist Liberation, Andrew Olendzki; Chapter 3 Dhammapada and Tirukkura?: A Comparative Study, Subramania Gopalan; Chapter 4 Abhidharma as Paradigm for Practice, Christopher Key Chapple; Insiders’ Understandings; Chapter 5 The Moral Significance of Buddhist Nirv??a, Deegalle Mahinda; Chapter 6 Suicide and Emotional Ambivalence: An Early Buddhist Perspective, Padmasiri de Silva; Chapter 7 The Logical Grammar of the Word ‘Rebirth’ in the Buddhist Paradigm: A Philosophical Sketch, A. D. P. Kalansuriya; Chapter 8 A Buddhist Critique of Therav?da, Gunapala Dharmasiri; Philosophical Implications; Chapter 9 Two Dogmas of Buddhism, A.L. Herman; Chapter 10 What is the Status of the Doctrine of Dependent Origination?, Ramakrishna Puligandla; Chapter 11 Process Philosophy and Therav?da Buddhism, Shanta Ratnayaka; Chapter 12 Therav?da as and Processes: Nirv??a as a Meta-process, Ninian Smart; Chapter 13 “Orientalism” in Buddhology, Frank. J. Hoffman;


    Frank J. Hoffman, Mahinda Deegalle