Greek Buddha: Pyrrho's encounter with early Buddhism in Central Asia 9780691166445, 0691166447, 9780691176321, 0691176329

210 65 7MB

English Pages XX, 275 Seiten Year 2017;2015;2015

Report DMCA / Copyright

DOWNLOAD FILE

Greek Buddha: Pyrrho's encounter with early Buddhism in Central Asia
 9780691166445, 0691166447, 9780691176321, 0691176329

Table of contents :
Preface vii Acknowledgements xv On Transcription, Transliteration, and Texts xix Abbreviations xxi Prologue: Scythian Philosophy: Pyrrho, the Persian Empire, and India 1 Chapter 1 Pyrrho's Thought: Beyond Humanity 22 Chapter 2 No Differentiations: The Earliest Attested Forms of Buddhism 61 Chapter 3 Jade Yoga and Heavenly Dharma: Buddhist Thought in Classical Age China and India 110 Chapter 4 Greek Enlightenment: What the Buddha, Pyrrho, and Hume Argue Against 138 Epilogue: Pyrrho's Teacher: The Buddha and His Awakening 160 Appendix A The Classical Testimonies of Pyrrho's Thought 180 Appendix B Are Pyrrhonism and Buddhism Both Greek in Origin? 218 Appendix C On the Early Indian Inscriptions 226 Endnotes 251 References 257 Index 269

Polecaj historie