Attention to greatness

Buddhaghosa

Jonardon Ganeri

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    §To count as a great, a philosopher must rethink a past intellectual history in such a way that the landscape is irrevocably altered. The fifth-century philosopher Buddhaghosa influenced conceptions of the human throughout South and Southeast Asia for a millennium and a half, and continues to do so today. I will give three examples of his greatness: as the founder of a distinct stance in philosophy, Attentionalism; as transforming an ancient metaphor in order to provide a new understanding of human agency; and as providing a sophisticated analysis of our engagement with each other in the social world.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationWhat makes a Philosopher Great?
    Subtitle of host publicationThirteen Arguments for Twelve Philosophers
    PublisherTaylor and Francis
    Pages67-85
    Number of pages19
    ISBN (Electronic)9781317386841
    ISBN (Print)9781138936157
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

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    Greatness
    Philosopher
    South-East Asia
    Millennium
    Human Agency
    South Asia
    Intellectual History
    Stance
    Social Worlds
    Conception
    Philosophy

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    • Arts and Humanities(all)

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    Ganeri, J. (2017). Attention to greatness: Buddhaghosa. In What makes a Philosopher Great?: Thirteen Arguments for Twelve Philosophers (pp. 67-85). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315676999

    Attention to greatness : Buddhaghosa. / Ganeri, Jonardon.

    What makes a Philosopher Great?: Thirteen Arguments for Twelve Philosophers. Taylor and Francis, 2017. p. 67-85.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Ganeri, J 2017, Attention to greatness: Buddhaghosa. in What makes a Philosopher Great?: Thirteen Arguments for Twelve Philosophers. Taylor and Francis, pp. 67-85. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315676999
    Ganeri J. Attention to greatness: Buddhaghosa. In What makes a Philosopher Great?: Thirteen Arguments for Twelve Philosophers. Taylor and Francis. 2017. p. 67-85 https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315676999
    Ganeri, Jonardon. / Attention to greatness : Buddhaghosa. What makes a Philosopher Great?: Thirteen Arguments for Twelve Philosophers. Taylor and Francis, 2017. pp. 67-85
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