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By S. R. Bhatt,Anu Mehrotra

Knowledge performs a really major position in Buddhism, because it is the gateway to enlightenment and nirvana. This quantity offers a transparent and exhaustive exposition of Buddhist epistemology and common sense, according to the works of classical thinkers reminiscent of Vasubandhu, Dinnãga, and Dharmakiriti. It lines the ancient improvement of this idea, identifies crucial faculties and thinkers, and defines its major concepts―the standards of fact, the character of fact, and the recommendations of notion and inference, the one assets of data accredited in Buddhist philosophy. The appendix includes the Sanskrit unique and an annotated translation of Nyaya Prave'sa, a key textual content of Buddhist epistemology, which discusses the character of conception and inference and their fallacies.

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