Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Dignaga's Investigation of the Percept: A Philosophical Legacy in India and Tibet
Foyalty 80

Dignaga's Investigation of the Percept: A Philosophical Legacy in India and Tibet (Paperback)

Despatched in 2 business days.
Click & Collect
In stock in 1 or more stores.


Investigation of the Percept is a short (eight verses and a three page autocommentary) work that focuses on issues of perception and epistemology. Its author, Dignaga, was one of the most influential figures in the Indian Buddhist epistemological tradition, and his ideas had a profound and wide-ranging impact in India, Tibet, and China. The work inspired more than twenty commentaries throughout East Asia and three in Tibet, the most recent in 2014.

This book is the first of its kind in Buddhist studies: a comprehensive history of a text and its commentarial tradition. The volume editors translate the root text and commentary, along with Indian and Tibetan commentaries, providing detailed analyses of the commentarial innovations of each author, as well as critically edited versions of all texts and extant Sanskrit fragments of passages. The team-based approach made it possible to study and translate a corpus of treatises in Sanskrit,

Tibetan, and Chinese and to employ the methods of critical philology and cross-cultural philosophy to provide readers with a rich collection of studies and translations, along with detailed philosophical analyses that open up the intriguing implications of Dignaga's thought and demonstrate the diversity

of commentarial approaches to his text.

This rich text has inspired some of the greatest minds in India and Tibet. It explores some of the key issues of Buddhist epistemology: the relationship between minds and their percepts, the problems of idealism and realism, and error and misperception.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesNon-Western philosophyOriental & Indian philosophyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheoryPhilosophy: epistemology & theory of knowledgeReligion & BeliefsBuddhism Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc Publication Date: 01/12/2016 ISBN-13: 9780190623708  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Despatched in 2 business days. Login for Quick Checkout Add to Basket

Douglas Duckworth is Assistant Professor in the Department of Religion at Temple University. Malcolm David Eckel is a Professor of Religion and Director of the Institute for Philosophy and Religion at Boston University. Jay L. Garfield is Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Professor of Humanities and Head of Studies in Philosophy at Yale-NUS College, Professor of Philosophy at the National University of Singapore, Recurrent Visiting Professor of Philosophy at Yale University, Doris Silbert Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Philosophy at Smith College, Professor of Philosophy at Melbourne University and Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at the Central University of Tibetan Studies. John Powers is Professor of Asian Studies in the School of Culture, History and Language in the College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities. Yeshes Thabkhas is Professor Emeritus of Indian Buddhist Philosophy at the Central University of Tibetan Studies. Sonam Thakchoee is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy in the School of Humanities at the University of Tasmania and Director of the University of Tasmania Buddhist Studies in India Program.

More books by Douglas Duckworth

More books by Malcolm David Eckel

More books by Jay L Garfield

More books by John Powers

More books by Yeshes Thabkhas

More books by Sonam Thakchoe

Leave Review


Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Korean Confucianism: The Philosophy...
Hyoungchan Kim
Shen Gua's Empiricism
Ya Zuo
Cannabis in Spiritual Practice: The...
Will Johnson
Eastern Philosophy: The Basics
Victoria S. Harrison
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close