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Buddhism as Philosophy

Mark Siderits

Buddhism as Philosophy

Mark Siderits

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There has been a recent upsurge in interest in Buddhist philosophy, but there is as yet no satisfactory text on the subject. Buddhism as Philosophy fills that void. Unlike other texts that serve to introduce Buddhist thought, it is written by a philosopher and it shows how the Buddhist tradition deals with the same sorts of problems that get treated in Western philosophy and employs the same sorts of methods. This book does more than just report what Buddhist philosophers said; it presents the arguments of the Buddhist philosophers, in their own words, and it invites the reader to assess their overall cogency. In short, Buddhism as Philosophy investigates the Buddhist tradition by way of the characteristically philosophical concern for finding out the truth about complicated matters in metaphysics, epistemology and ethics.

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About "Buddhism as Philosophy"

There has been a recent upsurge in interest in Buddhist philosophy, but there is as yet no satisfactory text on the subject. Buddhism as Philosophy fills that void. Unlike other texts that serve to introduce Buddhist thought, it is written by a philosopher and it shows how the Buddhist tradition deals with the same sorts of problems that get treated in Western philosophy and employs the same sorts of methods. This book does more than just report what Buddhist philosophers said; it presents the arguments of the Buddhist philosophers, in their own words, and it invites the reader to assess their overall cogency. In short, Buddhism as Philosophy investigates the Buddhist tradition by way of the characteristically philosophical concern for finding out the truth about complicated matters in metaphysics, epistemology and ethics.
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Meet the Author

Mark Siderits

Mark Siderits was trained in Asian and Western philosophy at the University of Hawaii and Yale University. He has taught both Asian and Western philosophy, for many years at Illinois State University, and most recently as Professor of philosophy at Seoul National University, from which he retired in 2012. He is the author or editor of five books and has published numerous articles on a wide variety of subjects in Indian Buddhist philosophy and comparative philosophy. Much of his work aims at building bridges between the classical Indian tradition and contemporary philosophy, by using insights

Table Of Contents

  • Buddhism As Philosophy?; Early Buddhism: Basic Teachings; Non-self: Empty Persons; Buddhist Ethics; A Nyya Interlude; Abhidharma: The Metaphysics Of Empty Persons; The Rise Of Mahyna; Yogca: Impressions-only And The Denial Of Physical Objects; Madhyamaka: The Doctrine Of Emptiness; The School Of Dinnga: Buddhist Epistemology. Index.

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  • Catalogue Code 265562
  • Product Code 9780754653691
  • ISBN 0754653692
  • EAN 9780754653691
  • Pages 256
  • Department Academic
  • Category World Religions
  • Sub-Category Buddhism
  • Publisher Routledge
  • Publication Date Aug 2007
  • Dimensions 232 x 156 x 15 mm
  • Weight 0.464kg

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