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Greek Buddha: Pyrrho´s Encounter with Early Buddhism in Central Asia

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Description for Greek Buddha: Pyrrho´s Encounter with Early Buddhism in Central Asia Paperback. Num Pages: 304 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: 1QDAG; 3D; HPCA; HPDF; HRAX; HRE. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 235 x 155 x 17. Weight in Grams: 457.
Pyrrho of Elis went with Alexander the Great to Central Asia and India during the Greek invasion and conquest of the Persian Empire in 334-324 BC. There he met with early Buddhist masters. Greek Buddha shows how their Early Buddhism shaped the philosophy of Pyrrho, the famous founder of Pyrrhonian scepticism in ancient Greece. Christopher I. Beckwith traces the origins of a major tradition in Western philosophy to Gandhara, a country in Central Asia and northwestern India. He systematically examines the teachings and practices of Pyrrho and of Early Buddhism, including those preserved in testimonies by and about Pyrrho, in ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Princeton University Press
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2017
Condition
New
Number of Pages
304
Place of Publication
New Jersey, United States
ISBN
9780691176321
SKU
V9780691176321
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About Christopher I. Beckwith
Christopher I. Beckwith is professor of Central Eurasian studies at Indiana University, Bloomington. His books include Warriors of the Cloisters, Empires of the Silk Road, and The Tibetan Empire in Central Asia (all Princeton). He is the recipient of a MacArthur Award.

Reviews for Greek Buddha: Pyrrho´s Encounter with Early Buddhism in Central Asia
The book offers a new and refreshing approach. It repeatedly calls for more work in various fields, and it should be hoped that scholars do not shy away from taking up the many challenges it raises.
Matthew Neale, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies Beckwith weaves into Greek Buddha long-standing questions about the origins of Buddhism, ... Read more

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