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Buddhist Phenomenology: A Philosophical Investigation of Yogacara Buddhism and the Ch'eng Wei-shih Lun (review)

Buddhist Phenomenology: A Philosophical Investigation of Yogacara Buddhism and the Ch'eng... Buddhist Phenomenology: A Philosophical Investigation of Yogacara Buddhism and the Ch'eng Wei-shih Lun. By Dan Lusthaus. Curzon Critical Studies in Buddhism Series. London: Routledge, 2002. Pp. xii 611. Hardcover $65.00. Reviewed by Charles Muller Toyo Gakuen University Å Å Western students of Yogacara Buddhism have long been in need of a full-length Å Å work that analyzes the key Yogacara problematic concepts in a comprehensive Å Å manner. Due to the lack of such a text, many nonspecialists have been forced to rely on the accounts provided in reference and survey works, which have tended to offer vague and confusing interpretations of what the tradition actually represents. In writing Buddhist Phenomenology, Dan Lusthaus has provided us with the most comprehensive and coherent response to these needs seen in recent years. After decades spent reading descriptions of the school written by both classical and modern scholars that he considers to have missed the point in one way or another, his aim in writing Buddhist Phenomenology is to set the meaning of Yogacara straight. In so doing, Å Å he provides a re-articulation of Yogacara that amounts to a must-read for anyone Å Å with an interest in this seminal http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Philosophy East and West University of Hawai'I Press

Buddhist Phenomenology: A Philosophical Investigation of Yogacara Buddhism and the Ch'eng Wei-shih Lun (review)

Philosophy East and West , Volume 55 (1) – Dec 30, 2005

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Buddhist Phenomenology: A Philosophical Investigation of Yogacara Buddhism and the Ch'eng Wei-shih Lun. By Dan Lusthaus. Curzon Critical Studies in Buddhism Series. London: Routledge, 2002. Pp. xii 611. Hardcover $65.00. Reviewed by Charles Muller Toyo Gakuen University Å Å Western students of Yogacara Buddhism have long been in need of a full-length Å Å work that analyzes the key Yogacara problematic concepts in a comprehensive Å Å manner. Due to the lack of such a text, many nonspecialists have been forced to rely on the accounts provided in reference and survey works, which have tended to offer vague and confusing interpretations of what the tradition actually represents. In writing Buddhist Phenomenology, Dan Lusthaus has provided us with the most comprehensive and coherent response to these needs seen in recent years. After decades spent reading descriptions of the school written by both classical and modern scholars that he considers to have missed the point in one way or another, his aim in writing Buddhist Phenomenology is to set the meaning of Yogacara straight. In so doing, Å Å he provides a re-articulation of Yogacara that amounts to a must-read for anyone Å Å with an interest in this seminal

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Philosophy East and WestUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Dec 30, 2005

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