BP405 - Buddhism, Upanishads and Advaita Vedanta

The course will review the historical relation between Early Buddhism and the pre-Buddhist Upanisads and examine the philosophical positions of the Madhyamaka and Yogācāra schools of Mahāyāna Buddhism in relation to śamkara's interpretation of the Upaniùads as a non-dualist metaphysic. The course is specially meant to review the views expressed by modern scholars on this subject.