A Companion to Buddhist Philosophy (Blackwell Companions to by Steven M. Emmanuel

By Steven M. Emmanuel

A spouse to Buddhist Philosophy is the main entire unmarried quantity at the topic to be had; it deals the very most recent scholarship to create a wide-ranging survey of crucial rules, difficulties, and debates within the historical past of Buddhist philosophy.

• Encompasses the broadest remedy of Buddhist philosophy on hand, overlaying social and political inspiration, meditation, ecology and modern matters and applications

• every one part comprises overviews and state-of-the-art scholarship that expands readers knowing of the breadth and variety of Buddhist thought

• extensive insurance of subject matters permits flexibility  to teachers in making a syllabus

• Essays supply priceless replacement philosophical views on themes to these on hand in Western traditions

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Some Reflections on the Place of Philosophy in the Study of Buddhism. In Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies 18, 145–81. Schopen, Gregory (1997). Bones, Stones, and Buddhist Monks: Collected Papers on the Archaeology, Epigraphy, and Texts of Monastic Buddhism in India. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press. Siderits, Mark (2007). Buddhism as Philosophy: An Introduction. Indianapolis: Hackett. Strong, John S. (2001). The Buddha: A Short Biography. Oxford: Oneworld. Swinburne, Richard (2004).

2009, ch. 7). Peter Harvey agrees: “There is an overall harmony to the Canon, suggesting ‘authorship’ of its system of thought by one mind” (Harvey 2012, 3). This is similar to the “Principle of Testimony” articulated by Richard Swinburne: “The special considerations that lead us to doubt a subject’s reports of his experiences are evidence that generally or in matters of a particular kind he misremembers or exaggerates or lies. But, in the absence of such positive evidence, we have good grounds to believe what others tell us about their experiences” (Swinburne 2004, 322).

Laumakis, S. J. (2008). An Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Mohanty, J. N. (2000) Classical Indian Philosophy. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Renard, J. (1999). 101 Questions and Answers on Buddhism. New York: Gramercy Books. Walshe, M. ) (1995). The Long Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Digha Nikaya. Boston: Wisdom. 163), the person who became known as “the Buddha” or “Awakened One” sought that which was in various ways beyond these. After his awakening/enlightenment experience, in which he is seen to have experienced that which is the unborn, unaging, unailing, deathless (Skt nirvāṇa; P.

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