Buddhism as Philosophy: An Introduction (Google eBook)

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Hackett Publishing, Mar 1, 2007 - 304 pages
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Mark Siderits is Professor of Philosophy, Illinois State University.

  

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Review: Buddhism as Philosophy: An Introduction

User Review  - Ryan Trimble - Goodreads

Clearly written, providing some historical background with emphasis on philosophical underpinnings: metaphysics, ontology, ethics. A great introduction to Buddhist philosophy. Read full review

Review: Buddhism as Philosophy: An Introduction

User Review  - Tamm - Goodreads

This was an excellent read. I think that something heavily criticized by other reviewers was the books difficulty level. While it was a concern at times, I felt like this was one of the first books I ... Read full review

Contents

Buddhism as Philosophy?
1
Early Buddhism Basic Teachings
15
NonSelf Empty Persons
32
Buddhist Ethics
69
A Nyaya Interlude
85
Abhidharma The Metaphysics of Empty Persons
105
The Rise of Mahayana
138
Yogacara ImpressionsOnly and the Denial of Phyiscal Objects
146
Madhyamaka The Doctrine of Emptiness
180
The Shool of Dinnaga Buddhist Epistemology
208
Index
231
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Co-published in the U.K. by Ashgate Publishing.  North American rights only.

In this clear, concise account, Siderits makes the Buddhist tradition accessible to a Western audience, offering generous selections from the canonical Buddhist texts and providing an engaging, analytical introduction to the basic tenets of Buddhist thought.

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