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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Good book that explains in detail what Buddhism teaches — as a philosophy. Non-Self The Buddha gave two arguments for non-self, one from impermanence and one from control. All feelings and perceptions and consciousness are all explained eventually through complex physical interactions.
Four Noble Truths – There is suffering – There is the origination of suffering: Being Peace Thich Nhat Hanh. 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. I had many of the questions, pitfalls, and misunderstandings he mentions in the early buddhism chapters and these definitely had an impact on me.
I sometimes dislike and seek to change feeling – 3: Good intro covering what philosophy is about and using that perspective to review Buddhist tenants. I sometimes dislike and seek to change perception – 4: Still gets three stars because the first half of the book dealing with early Buddhist philosophy was very clear and the whole book contained long excerpts from sutras and commentaries.
An Introduction to Buddhist Ethics: It is not about the practice of Buddhism, but the concepts. Indian Philosophy in Asian Philosophy categorize this paper. Epistrofunk rated it liked it May 21, The Art of War Sun Tzu. A Criticism of M.
Feb 23, Matt rated it liked it. Rupa is impermanent – 2: 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.
The food must exist in itself. Hence the claim that we are obligated to prevent only our own suffering lacks ultimate grounding – 7: Oct 14, Mckinley rated it really liked it Shelves: In the hands of a more skilled writer this might have been easier to understand and about half the length.
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. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.
If there were a self it would be permanent – IP: A must-read for all serious students of Buddhist philosophy.
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I think that something heavily criticized by other reviewers was the books difficulty level. It could use better paragraph structure to make it more readable. Wholes are real; parts are not real: I sometimes dislike and seek to change consciousness – 6: He describes these esoteric and hard to understand concepts with ease from various angles. Buddhist Philosophy Jay L. Favoring a semantic interpretation of emptiness which says there is no ultimate truth as opposed to the ineffable interpretation which says that nothing can be said of ultimate truth that is ultimately true including this statemen It was going fairly well until I got to the chapters on Yogacara and Madhyamaka.