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Wonhyo's Philosophy of Mind
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Wonhyo's Philosophy of Mind

A. Charles Muller and Cuong T. Nguyen


Leading East Asian Buddhist thinkers of the seventh century compared, analyzed, and finalized seminal epistemological and soteriological issues that had been under discussion in India and East Asia for centuries. Among the many issues that came to the fore was the relationship between the Tathagatagarbha (or “Buddha-nature”) understanding of the human psyche and the view of basic karmic indeterminacy articulated by the new stream of Indian Yogacara. The great Silla scholiast Wonhyo (617–686) was very much at the center of the intense discussion and debate that occurred on these topics. Through ... More

Keywords: Tathagatagarbha, karma, Indian Yogacara, Wonhyo, East Asian Buddhism, Madhyamika analysis, Buddhist logic

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780824835736
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824835736.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

A. Charles Muller, editor
University of Tokyo

Cuong T. Nguyen, editor
George Mason University

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I The System of the Two Hindrances (Yijang ŭi)

Translation and Introduction by A. Charles Muller


Composed by Wŏnhyo, translated by A. Charles Muller

II Treatise on the Ten Ways of Resolving Controversies (Simmun hwajaeng non)

Translation by Cuong T. Nguyen, introduction by A. Charles Muller


Composed by Wŏnhyo, translated by Cuong T. Nguyen


Composed by Wŏnhyo of Silla, translated by Cuong T. Nguyen

IV Critical Discussion on Inference (P’an piryang non)

Translation and Introduction by Dan Lusthaus


Composed by Wŏnhyo, translated by Dan Lusthaus