A Buddhist Theory of Semiotics: Signs, Ontology, and by Fabio Rambelli

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By Fabio Rambelli

one of many first makes an attempt ever to give in a scientific approach a non-western semiotic procedure. This publication appears at jap esoteric Buddhism and is predicated round unique texts, expert through specific and rigorous semiotic different types. it's a targeted advent to big facets of the concept and rituals of the japanese Shingon tradition.

Semiotic matters are deeply ingrained within the Buddhist highbrow and non secular discourse, starting with the concept that the area isn't what apparently to be, which demands a extra actual figuring out of the self and fact. This in flip ends up in sustained discussions at the prestige of language and representations, and at the threat and strategies to understand fact past fable; such atypical wisdom is explicitly outlined as enlightenment. hence, for Buddhism, semiotics is at once suitable to salvation; this can be a key element that's frequently missed even by way of Buddhologists. This ebook discusses intensive the most parts of Buddhist semiotics as established totally on unique jap pre-modern resources. it's a the most important ebook within the fields of semiotics and spiritual studies.

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