Reason’s Traces

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“An excellent book: lucid, well-written, and enjoyable to read.”
Chicago South Asia Newsletter


Identity and Interpretation in Indian and Tibetan Buddhist Thought

Matthew Kapstein

Reason’s Traces addresses some of the key questions in the study of Indian and Buddhist thought: the analysis of personal identity and of ultimate reality, the interpretation of Tantric texts and traditions, and Tibetan approaches to the interpretation of Indian sources. Drawing on a wide range of scholarship, Reason’s Traces reflects current work in philosophical analysis and hermeneutics, inviting readers to explore in a Buddhist context the relationship between philosophy and traditions of spiritual exercise.

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book information
  • Paperback
  • 496 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 inches
  • $34.95
  • ISBN 9780861712397
  • ebook
  • 496 pages
  • $24.99
  • ISBN 9780861717545
about the author
Reason’s Traces

Matthew Kapstein is Numata Professor of Buddhist Studies at the University of Chicago. His previous publications include the Tibetan Assimilation of Buddhism: Conversion, Contestation, and Memory and, with the anthropologist Melvyn C. Goldstein, Buddhism in Contemporary Tibet: Religious Revival and Cultural Identity. He is co-translator of the late H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche’s The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism. Since 2002 he has also served as director of Tibetan Studies at the École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris.

Other books by Matthew Kapstein:
Buddhism Between Tibet and China
The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism

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