Foundations of Dharmakirti's Philosophy by John D. Dunne

By John D. Dunne

Dharmakirti is a important determine within the background of Buddhist philosophy. John Dunne's outstanding paintings of scholarship illuminates the physique of Dharmakirti's paintings, paintings that has profoundly motivated Mahayana Buddhism and South Asian philosophy as a complete.

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