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Russian scholars launch Encyclopedia on Buddhist philosophy

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:41 pm
by phantom59
The Encyclopedia on Buddhist philosophy brought out by the Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences, was released in Moscow on May 23. The book release took place in the presence of scholars from France, India, Iran, Japan, Lithuania, Russia, Syria, Turkey, UK, and USA, who are participating in the Third International Conference on Comparative Philosophy: “Philosophy and Science in the Cultures of East and West” organized by the Institute of Philosophy in Moscow.

Academician Abdusalam Guseinov, Director of the Institute of Philosophy, welcomed Ajai Malhotra, Ambassador of India to the Russian Federation, and highlighted the contributions made by the scholars of Russia and other countries in bringing out the 1,045 page Encyclopedia. He congratulated Dr. Marietta Stepanyants and others involved as regards the contents, compilation and publication of the Encyclopedia. Dr. Guseinov highlighted it as the first comprehensive encyclopedia on Buddhist Philosophy that is based on the study of original sources.

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