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Buddhist Theory of Semiotics Signs, Ontology, and Salvation in Japanese Esoteric Buddhism

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ISBN-10: 1441161961

ISBN-13: 9781441161963

Edition: 2013

Authors: Fabio Rambelli

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Oneof the first attempts ever to present in a systematic way a non-westernsemiotic system. This book looks at Japanese esoteric Buddhism and is basedaround original texts, informed by explicit and rigorous semiotic categories. Semiotic concerns are deeply ingrained in the Buddhist intellectual andreligious discourse, beginning with the idea that the world is not what itappears to be, which calls for a more accurate understanding of the self andreality. This in turn results in sustained discussions on the status oflanguage and representations, and on the possibility and methods to knowreality beyond delusion; such peculiar knowledge is explicitly defined asenlightenment. Thus, for Buddhism,…    
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Book details

List price: $57.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Publication date: 3/14/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.21" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English