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dc.contributor.advisorGupta, Bina, 1947-en
dc.contributor.authorJohnson-Moxley, Melanie K. (Melanie Kay), 1967-en_US
dc.date.issued2008eng
dc.date.submitted2008 Springen
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.en_US
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on June 8, 2009)en_US
dc.descriptionVita.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph. D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2008.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Philosophy.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis work is a philosophical investigation into Vasubandhu's consciousness trilogy, comprised by the Trisvabhāva-Nirdeśa ("Instruction on the Threefold Own-State-of-Being,") and the Vijñaptimātra-Kārikas ("Verses on Consciousness-Occasion,") divided into the Viṃśika-Kārikas ("Twenty Verses") and the Triṃśika-Kārikas ("Thirty Verses.") Although early Indian Yogācāra Buddhism was once non-controversially described as a form of absolute ontological idealism, challengers have urged predominately psycho-epistemological readings of Yogācārin works. However, neither an exclusively metaphysical or exclusively epistemological reading is warranted; the more interesting and difficult case is that these themes are necessarily interwoven throughout the early Yogācāra canon, including the consciousness trilogy. While Vasubandhu's position in the trilogy is indeed idealist and monist, this does not entail a rejection of objectivity. Functions are substituted for substances in ontological discussions. The ālayavijñāna ("storehouse-consciousness") concept is developed so that it can serve the explanatory function of material cause. In this way much apparent logical tension is diffused, and a more complete picture of Vasubandhu's Yogācāra emerges.en_US
dc.identifier.merlin.b68805226en_US
dc.identifier.oclc375198378en_US
dc.identifier.otherJohnsonMoxleyM-043008-D9300en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/5555
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartof2008 Freely available dissertations (MU)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2008 Dissertations
dc.subject.lcshVasubandhu. -- Trisvabhāvanirdeśaen_US
dc.subject.lcshVasubandhu. -- Triṃśikāvijñaptimātratāsiddhien_US
dc.subject.lcshYogācāra (Buddhism)en_US
dc.titleVasubandhu's consciousness trilogy: a Yogacara Buddhist process idealismen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePhilosophyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePhilosophyeng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US


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