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Reason's Traces (Studies in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism)by Matthew T. Kapstein
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Reason's Traces addresses some of the key questions in the study of Indian and Buddhist thought: the analysis of personal identity and of ultimate reality, the interpretation of Tantric texts and traditions, and Tibetan approaches to the interpretation of Indian sources. Drawing on a wide range of scholarship, Reason's Traces reflects current work in philosophical analysis and hermeneutics, inviting readers to explore in a Buddhist context the relationship between philosophy and traditions of spiritual exercise.
Reason's Traces is a collection of essays by one of the foremost authorities on Indian and Tibetan Buddhism. Kapstein, who is also a scholar of the Western philosophical tradition, sheds light on the theoretical foundations of Buddhist thought. Reason's Traces examines aspects of Buddhist philosophy in India and Tibet, in particular, the questions of personal identity and ultimate reality, and the interpretation of Tantrism.
About the Author
Matthew Kapstein is Numata Professor of Buddhist Studies at the University of Chicago. His previous publications include the Tibetan Assimilation of Buddhism: Conversion, Contestation, and Memory and, with the anthropologist Melvyn C. Goldstein, Buddhism in Contemporary Tibet: Religious Revival and Cultural Identity. He is co-translator of the late H.H. Dujom Rinpoche's The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism. Since 2002 he has also served as director of Tibetan Studies at the ecole Pratique des Hautes etudes, Paris.
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