New PDF release: A Buddhist Theory of Semiotics: Signs, Ontology, and

By Fabio Rambelli

one of many first makes an attempt ever to offer in a scientific approach a non-western semiotic method. This publication appears at jap esoteric Buddhism and relies round unique texts, knowledgeable through specific and rigorous semiotic different types. it's a certain creation to big facets of the concept and rituals of the japanese Shingon tradition.

Semiotic issues are deeply ingrained within the Buddhist highbrow and spiritual discourse, starting with the concept that the area isn't really what it sounds as if to be, which demands a extra actual figuring out of the self and truth. This in flip ends up in sustained discussions at the prestige of language and representations, and at the threat and strategies to grasp truth past fantasy; such extraordinary wisdom is explicitly outlined as enlightenment. therefore, for Buddhism, semiotics is at once proper to salvation; this can be a key aspect that's usually overlooked even via Buddhologists. This e-book discusses extensive the most parts of Buddhist semiotics as established totally on unique jap pre-modern resources. it's a an important ebook within the fields of semiotics and non secular studies.

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