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Essays on Time in Buddhism

H.S. Prasad (Author)

This Volume is a collection of essays on time in Buddhism. Contributors are eminent scholars from all over the world, including Th. Stcherbatsky, Louis de la K Vallee Poussin, M. Walleser, F.O. Schrader, Stanislaw Schayer, G.N. Jha, A.B. Keith, André Bareau, Hajime. Nakamura, Kenneth K. Inada, Lewis R. K Lancaster, Alex; Wayman and David. Kalupahana. These essays have already appeared in different journals or books between the years 1902 and 1989. Most of them were inaccesible and there was a need to reprint them in one volume. This book aims at precisely that with a views to encouraging further research in the field.

In the Introduction, H.S. Prasad offers critical appraisals of the essays. He shows that the so-called reality of time is nothing but a derived notion from change, and that past, present and future are only tensed ways of referring to different psychological states of remembering, perceiving and anticipating. Prasad's theory of time is a viable alternative in the direction of solving many puzzles and K perplexities concerning time.

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About the author

H.S. Prasad

H S Prasad (b. 1953), M.A. from Banaras Hindu University and Ph.D. from the Australian National and Ph.D. from the Australian national University, is a recipient of a number of academic awards. At present, he is a Research Scientist teaching in the Philosophy Department at the University of Delhi since 1983. Prasad has published in Journal of Indian Philosophy, East and West, Indian Philosophical Quarterly, Paramarsa, Journal professors' World Peace Academy. His other books include: (1) Amala Prajna: Aspects of Buddhist Studies (co-edited with N.H. Samtani), (2) The Utlaratantra of Maitreya, (3) Time in Indian Philosophy (edited) and (4) The Buddhist Philosophy of Time. Currently hei s working on the Buddhist theory of meaning and a critical edition of the Bodhicaryavatara of Santideva with Prajnakaramati's Panjika.

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Title Essays on Time in Buddhism
Author H.S. Prasad
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.1991
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170302625
length 750p., 8.8 inch X 5.8 inch