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

By Fabio Rambelli

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

Semiotic issues are deeply ingrained within the Buddhist highbrow and non secular discourse, starting with the concept the area isn't really what it seems that to be, which demands a extra exact 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 risk and techniques to understand fact past fable; such ordinary wisdom is explicitly outlined as enlightenment. therefore, for Buddhism, semiotics is at once proper to salvation; it is a key element that's usually neglected even by way of Buddhologists. This e-book discusses intensive the most parts of Buddhist semiotics as established totally on unique jap pre-modern resources. it's a an important book within the fields of semiotics and non secular studies.

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