Professor Collins’ Third Lecture: “Buddhist Practices of Self: Historical and Philosophical Contexts”
How and Why did Buddhist and other forms of asceticism arise in the Second Urbanization of India (6th to 4th centuries BCE)? One needs to understand Buddhism’s dichotomy between Conventional and Ultimate Truth to be able to make comparative analyses.
Professor Collins’ video can be seen embedded below and here.
Professor Collins is a Distinguished Visiting Professor in Buddhist Studies at Arizona State University and the Chester D. Tripp Professor in the Humanities at the University of Chicago.