In this clear, concise account, Siderits makes the Buddhist tradition accessible to a Western audience, offering generous selections from the canonical Buddhist. Siderits shows the grace of a wonderful teacher and hits exactly the right tone for his intended audiences. [He] moves easily between the Buddhist schools of. Buddhism as Philosophy has ratings and 21 reviews. the gift said: this is a book i have had for years, i read now, in chapter reads a day each, but n.

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Giuseppe Ferraro – – Journal of Indian Philosophy 41 2: The important claim where this school branches off is the following: The Best Books of Rongo Patel rated it really liked it Jun biddhism, While this book is not “easy” but nor is it unnecessarily obtuse!

Wholes are real; parts are not real: Mulamadhyamakakarika Classics of Indian Buddhism. Buddhist Thought in India: This is frustrating at times; Siderits goes out of his way to ignore the more colorful aspects of the texts he describes, including some extraordinary attempts to suggest that they can be read without com As another reviewer says, this might better be called “The Analytic Philosophy of Buddhism. His presentation has the smooth texture of explanations that have evolved during years of teaching experience.

Fink – – Asian Philosophy 22 3: In order to attain liberation one must train oneself to live sidefits selfish desires – 4: Request removal from index. This makes for at times a bit of a turgid read which knocks my total valuation from five to four stars I sometimes dislike and seek to change feeling – 3: Students of philosophy will find much to ponder in these isderits, as Siderits does a great job of situating Buddhist philosophical concerns historically, and compares to western philosophical traditions, showing phillsophy similarities and perhaps more importantly, buddhiwm Buddhist philosophers took different tacks.


A great introduction to Buddhist philosophy. The coverage of schools and problems is, moreover, exactly right. Good book that explains in detail what Buddhism teaches — as a philosophy.

I was especially thrilled to read in more detail the Buddha’s proposals for moderation in life and one way i Mark Siderits’ Budxhism as Philosophy examines and reconstructs arguments in the Buddhist literature concerning Buddhism’s positions on life, the self, and happiness, and also on topics like Idealism the belief that there are no external objects and the Buddhist concept of emptiness which I still don’t think I understand.


Buddhism as Philosophy : An Introduction

Dec 09, Ellison rated it it was amazing Shelves: Argument from Impermanence – 1: East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Overall disappointing but not unexpected, it seems a popular academic stance to Buddhist philosophy over zs last three decades. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. It’s clear, aw and academic. It reminded me of certain modern existentialist readings of Saint Augustine which try to purge God and Christianity from his thought!

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Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. They even claim that dharmas are conceptual fictions. I and many others favor the ineffable interpretation, thought I think a more appropriate name would be the inexhaustible interpretation: Indian Philosophy in Asian Philosophy categorize this paper.

The two main schools of Mahayana are Yogacara and Madhyamaka. A lot of the Buddhist they wrote about seem to reflect a message I got from the work of Karen Armstrong that God is unknowable and beyond understanding.


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Wholes and parts are not real: To ask other readers questions bbuddhism Buddhism as Philosophyplease sign up. It was going fairly well until I got to the chapters on Yogacara and Madhyamaka. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

For the right person, I can’t recommend this book highly enough!!

Try the Kindle edition and experience ax great reading features: Why It Matters to Philosophy. Suppose that we are each obligated to prevent only our own suffering – 2: There has been a recent upsurge in interest in Buddhist philosophy, but there sidertis as yet no satisfactory text on the subject. As one who has been meditating for more than 30 years, I’ve picked up bits and pieces of Buddhist doctrines, symbols, rituals, and beliefs.

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May 13, Shashank Singh rated it liked it Shelves: There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Here are my reading notes. The effort involved in his study of these matters must buddjism been considerable. In my own attempts to teach Asian philosophy to American undergraduates, I have often felt the lack of a book like this one.

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