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This highly original work explores the concept of self-awareness or self-consciousness in Buddhist thought. Its central thesis is that the Buddhist theory of self-cognition originated in a soteriological discussion of omniscience among the Mahasamghikas, and then evolved into a topic of epistemological inquiry among the Yogacarins. To illustrate this central theme, this book explores a large body of primary sources in Chinese, Pali, Sanskrit and Tibetan, most of which are presented to an English readership for the first time. It makes available important resources for the study of the Buddhist philosophy of mind.
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Birgit Kellner (2010). Self-Awareness ( Svasaṃvedana ) in Dignāga's Pramāṇasamuccaya and - Vṛtti : A Close Reading. [REVIEW] Journal of Indian Philosophy 38 (3):203-231.
Alex Watson (2014). Light as an Analogy for Cognition in Buddhist Idealism (Vijñānavāda). Journal of Indian Philosophy 42 (2-3):401-421.
Birgit Kellner (2011). Self-Awareness (Svasaṃvedana) and Infinite Regresses: A Comparison of Arguments by Dignāga and Dharmakīrti. [REVIEW] Journal of Indian Philosophy 39 (4-5):411-426.
Alex Watson (2010). Bhaṭṭa Rāmakaṇṭha's Elaboration of Self-Awareness ( Svasaṃvedana ), and How It Differs From Dharmakīrti's Exposition of the Concept. Journal of Indian Philosophy 38 (3):297-321.
Robert H. Sharf (forthcoming). Is Yogācāra Phenomenology? Some Evidence From the Cheng Weishi Lun. Journal of Indian Philosophy:1-31.
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