The book is based primarily on the source material available in the Pali Canon, studied historically and philosophically in the light of the contemporary, earlier and later literary evidence related to the subject. The antiquity and authenticity of the material is vouchsafed by the literary, linguistic, ideological, sociological and historical evidence existing in to Pali Canon itself. The book traces the origin of the theory of knowledge and its development in early Buddhism--the Hinayana Buddhism of Pali Canon.
Table of Contents:
- List of Abbreviations
- Chronological Table of Schools
About the Author:
Kulatissa Nanda Jayatilleke (1 November 1920 – 23 July 1970) was an internationally recognized authority on Buddhist philosophy whose book "Early Buddhist theory of knowledge" has been described as "an outstanding philosophical interpretation of the Buddha's teaching" in the Encyclopedia of Philosophy.