NEW BOOK> Hugon/Stoltz: The Roar of a Tibetan Lion

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Dear colleagues,

I would like to draw your attention to a new publication in the series "Beitraege zur Kultur- und Geistesgeschichte Asiens" of the Austrian Academy of Sciences Press, continuing Viennese efforts to link philological and philosophical research:

Pascale Hugon / Jonathan Stoltz: "The Roar of a Tibetan Lion - Phya pa Chos kyi seng ge's Theory of Mind in Philosophical and Historical Perspective"

This book explores the contributions to the philosophy of mind made by the Tibetan Buddhist thinker Phya pa Chos kyi seng ge (1109–1169) in his seminal text, the “Dispeller of the Mind’s Darkness.” This study, which includes a critical edition and English translation of those portions of the “Dispeller” devoted to explicating the nature of mental episodes and their objects, contributes to a deeper understanding of Tibetan intellectual history, while also facilitating a wider appreciation of both Phya pa’s theory of mind and its significance within the global history of philosophy.

The book can be ordered via the Press' website (, and is also available for download in Open Access.

With best regards,

Birgit Kellner (series editor)

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