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The Golden Age of Indian Buddhist Philosophy

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2019.09.01 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jan Westerhoff, The Golden Age of Indian Buddhist Philosophy, Oxford University Press, 2019, 326pp., $40.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198732662. Reviewed by Ethan Mills, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Jan Westerhoff's book is an ambitious and thorough addition to The Oxford History of Philosophy series. This book, written by an eminent specialist in the field of Buddhist philosophy, serves as an advanced introduction to a fertile period of philosophy as well as a reminder that the history of philosophy cannot merely be identified with the history of Western philosophy. While the book would be accessible to most people with a background in philosophy, it is probably most suitable for those with at least a rudimentary understanding of the basics of early Buddhism. Westerhoff begins with an introduction and then moves on to the four core chapters on Abhidharma, Madhyamaka, Yogācāra, and the Diṅnāga-Dharmakīrti school respectively. This covers roughly the first... Read More

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