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Self and Society

Essays on Pali Literature and Social Theory, 1988-2010

This selection of essays demonstrates that, in the study of Buddhism, a concern with detailed accuracy in philological and textual specifics can be combined with wider philosophical and sociological issues. The essays are divided into three parts: (1) Pali Literature, (2) The Theory and Practice of Not-Self, and (3) Buddhism and Society. The last part builds on but goes beyond the work of Dumont and Max Weber in considering "world-renunciation" as a phenomenon of society and culture.

About the Author

Steven Collins is Chester D. Tripp Professor in the Humanities at the University of Chicago and a council member of the Pali Text Society.
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328 Pages
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