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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The idea is that people are re-born buddhim they die and the level of comfort of their next life is based on the good they did in their current life.

Buddhism as Philosophy : An Introduction

English Choose a language for shopping. I sometimes dislike and seek to change perception – 4: Review In my own attempts to teach Asian philosophy to American undergraduates, I have often felt the lack of a book like this one.

This text would be excellently paired with Jay Garfield’s remarkable translation and interpretation of Nagarjuna’s The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way. A lot of the Buddhist they wrote about seem to reflect a message I got from the philpsophy of Karen Armstrong that God is unknowable and beyond understanding.


Buddhism as Philosophy: An Introduction by Mark Siderits

Sign in Create an account. No trivia or quizzes yet. Early Buddhism Early Buddhism contains references to the following ideas: Sep 17, Muskan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Indian Philosophy in Asian Philosophy. It’s clear, concise and academic. May 12, Tamm rated it it was amazing. TL;DR It’s amazing, especially the early buddhism chapters and you will learn a lot about difficult to grasp subjects.

I don’t think it is phiposophy to believe in this idea in order to use Buddhism as a philosophy. I got gist vuddhism I could use a second reading. For the right person, I can’t recommend this book highly enough!! Volition is impermanent – 5: Epistrofunk rated it liked it May 21, The Problem of Unification Nyaya disputes the Buddhist belief in non-self by stating that the person having buuddhism memory seems to be the same person that performed the action in the memory.

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The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way: This is a philosophy book. Jon rated it really liked it May 11, Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

As another reviewer says, this might better be called “The Analytic Philosophy of Buddhism. I had previously taken 2 introductory buddhism classes in college and this just went into far more hpilosophy and I learned so much. Adrian Konik – – Brill.


Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x And the greed that leads to wanting something reinforces budddhism belief that the self can be improve through the accumulation of stuff. I am now looking forward to reading the author’s other books.

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Philosohpy it on Scholar. This volume provides students with the opportunity to wrestle with the richness and complexity of the primary sources. This philosophy is stated as the four noble truths. An Introduction by Mark Siderits. Good intro covering what philosophy is about and using that perspective to review Buddhist tenants.

Buddhism as Philosophy: An Introduction

While it was a concern at times, I felt like this was one of the first books I have read about Buddhism that does not feel the need to water down the philosophy. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

Siderits’ book fills that gap. Clearly written, providing some bkddhism background with emphasis on philosophical underpinnings: In my own attempts to teach Asian philosophy to American undergraduates, I have often felt the lack of a book like this one.