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

By Fabio Rambelli

one of many first makes an attempt ever to give in a scientific method a non-western semiotic method. This e-book appears to be like at jap esoteric Buddhism and relies round unique texts, knowledgeable by means of specific and rigorous semiotic different types. it's a particular advent to big facets of the idea and rituals of the japanese Shingon tradition.

Semiotic issues are deeply ingrained within the Buddhist highbrow and spiritual discourse, starting with the concept the area isn't what it seems that to be, which demands a extra actual figuring out of the self and fact. This in flip leads to sustained discussions at the prestige of language and representations, and at the hazard and techniques to understand truth past fable; such strange wisdom is explicitly outlined as enlightenment. hence, for Buddhism, semiotics is without delay proper to salvation; this can be a key element that's frequently neglected even via Buddhologists. This ebook discusses intensive the most components of Buddhist semiotics as dependent totally on unique jap pre-modern resources. it's a the most important booklet within the fields of semiotics and spiritual studies.

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