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This introductory article to the volume "Tekst, History, and Philosophy. Abhidharma across Buddhist Scholastic Traditions" discusses how the Abhidharma genre of Buddhist literature can be interpreted as the result of philosophical debate with, for orginal Indian Buddhism, different indigenous and foreign philosophies and religions. The Abhidharma genre as such is the product of historical and philosophical development.
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Central Asia, China, India, Buddhism, Abhidharma

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Dessein, Bart. 2016. “Abhidharma as Rational Inquiry.” In Text, History, and Philosophy : Abhidharma Across Buddhist Scholastic Traditions, ed. Bart Dessein and Weijen Teng, 50:1–26. Leiden: Brill.
APA
Dessein, B. (2016). Abhidharma as rational inquiry. In B. Dessein & W. Teng (Eds.), Text, history, and philosophy : Abhidharma across Buddhist scholastic traditions (Vol. 50, pp. 1–26). Leiden: Brill.
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Dessein B. Abhidharma as rational inquiry. In: Dessein B, Teng W, editors. Text, history, and philosophy : Abhidharma across Buddhist scholastic traditions. Leiden: Brill; 2016. p. 1–26.
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Dessein, Bart. “Abhidharma as Rational Inquiry.” Text, History, and Philosophy : Abhidharma Across Buddhist Scholastic Traditions. Ed. Bart Dessein & Weijen Teng. Vol. 50. Leiden: Brill, 2016. 1–26. Print.
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  author       = {Dessein, Bart},
  booktitle    = {Text, history, and philosophy : Abhidharma across Buddhist scholastic traditions},
  editor       = {Dessein, Bart and Teng, Weijen},
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  keyword      = {Central Asia,China,India,Buddhism,Abhidharma},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {1--26},
  publisher    = {Brill},
  series       = {Brill's Indological Library},
  title        = {Abhidharma as rational inquiry},
  volume       = {50},
  year         = {2016},
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