Paving the Great Way: Vasubandhu's Unifying Buddhist Philosophy

2015.02.21 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jonathan C. Gold, Paving the Great Way: Vasubandhu's Unifying Buddhist Philosophy, Columbia University Press, 2015, 322pp.,
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2015.02.21 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jonathan C. Gold, Paving the Great Way: Vasubandhu's Unifying Buddhist Philosophy, Columbia University Press, 2015, 322pp., $55.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780231168267. Reviewed by James Duerlinger, University of Iowa In this well-written book Jonathan Gold explains and defends the philosophy of Vasubandhu as it appears in arguments presented in Vasubandhu's Abhidharmakośabhāṣya (AKBh), Vyākhyāyukti (VyY), Viṃśatikā (Viṃś), Triṃśikā (Triṃś), and Trisvabhāvanirdeśa (TSN). The book's appendix includes translations of the arguments that Gold explains. His goal is to explain the unifying elements of Vasubandhu's philosophy as it appears in these five treatises. He does this by isolating Vasubandhu's recurrent treatments of causality and scriptural interpretation that reveal a coherent philosophy. Gold uses Vasubandhu's reduction of reference to a separate self to reference to a causal continuum of aggregates to provide a. . .

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