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. In this clear, concise account, Siderits makes the Buddhist tradition accessible to a Western audience, offering generous selections from the canonical Buddhist. Siderits’ book is a welcome contribution to the ongoing dialogue between Buddhism and Western analytic philosophy. It covers the three main areas of.
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I was especially thrilled to read in more detail the Buddha’s proposals for moderation in life and one way i Mark Siderits’ Buddhism 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.
Not Always So Shunryu Suzuki. 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. In the hands of a more skilled write This book was really hard to read, and at times seemed to make little sense. Sign in to use this feature.
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Mark Siderits [is] one of the most important scholars of Buddhism in the world. Jun 12, Ted rated sideriits really liked it.
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It makes other texts I have read look incomplete and lacking in actual explanations. For the right person, I can’t recommend this book highly enough!! Siderits shows the grace of a wonderful teacher and hits exactly the right tone for his intended audiences. He describes these esoteric and hard to understand concepts with ease from various angles.
Clear but dry overview of Buddhist thinking. For instance, Buddhiism thought that knowledge of impermanence was the key to ending suffering and not that it really was the Anatman or No Self doctrine. A great introduction to Buddhist philosophy. Preview — Buddhism as Philosophy by Mark Siderits.
Buddhism as Philosophy: An Introduction
Buddhism as Philosophy : An Introduction
Find it on Scholar. An Introduction by Mark Siderits. Book ratings by Goodreads. Technical vocabulary is used as needed but always carefully explained. To ask xs readers questions about Buddhism as Philosophyplease sign up.
Buddhism as Philosophy: An Introduction by Mark Siderits
Other editions – View all Buddhism as Philosophy: If you aren’t, you will not find too sideerits of use in here. I would not recommend reading this book This is a philosophy book.
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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.
Five Skandhas These fives aggregates try sidrrits define every part of a human being. Siderits makes many helpful connections to Western philosophers such as Kant and Hume. Only one of the burdhism possible cases must be real: Be the first to ask a question about Buddhism as Philosophy. The later sections are much more advanced and somewhat bored me, probably not his fault, just the fact that I am new and even taking in the philosophy of early buddhism was a challenge, not to mention much more rigorous philosophical arguments that came later as defenses to challenges from other schools of thought.
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.