A Companion to Buddhist Philosophy (Blackwell Companions to by Steven M. Emmanuel

By Steven M. Emmanuel

A spouse to Buddhist Philosophy is the main entire unmarried quantity at the topic to be had; it bargains the very newest scholarship to create a wide-ranging survey of an important rules, difficulties, and debates within the historical past of Buddhist philosophy.

• Encompasses the broadest remedy of Buddhist philosophy on hand, masking social and political concept, meditation, ecology and modern concerns and applications

• every one part includes overviews and state of the art scholarship that expands readers figuring out of the breadth and variety of Buddhist thought

• wide insurance of themes permits flexibility  to teachers in making a syllabus

• Essays supply helpful substitute philosophical views on subject matters to these to be had in Western traditions

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2009, ch. 7). Peter Harvey agrees: “There is an overall harmony to the Canon, suggesting ‘authorship’ of its system of thought by one mind” (Harvey 2012, 3). This is similar to the “Principle of Testimony” articulated by Richard Swinburne: “The special considerations that lead us to doubt a subject’s reports of his experiences are evidence that generally or in matters of a particular kind he misremembers or exaggerates or lies. But, in the absence of such positive evidence, we have good grounds to believe what others tell us about their experiences” (Swinburne 2004, 322).

Early Buddhist Metaphysics: The Making of a Philosophical Tradition. London and New York: RoutledgeCurzon. Ruegg, D. Seyfort (1995). Some Reflections on the Place of Philosophy in the Study of Buddhism. In Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies 18, 145–81. Schopen, Gregory (1997). Bones, Stones, and Buddhist Monks: Collected Papers on the Archaeology, Epigraphy, and Texts of Monastic Buddhism in India. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press. Siderits, Mark (2007). Buddhism as Philosophy: An Introduction.

Epicurus, as quoted in Porphyry, To Marcella 31. Translated in Long and Sedley (1987, 155). See, for example, Gowans (2003, 42–6), as well as his essay “Medical Analogies in Buddhist and Hellenistic Thought: Tranquillity and Anger,” in Ganeri and Carlisle (2010, 11–34). This included questions of an ontological nature. See Ronkin (2005) for a detailed discussion of the development of Buddhist metaphysics in the Abhidhamma. Two concise biographies of the Buddha’s life are Carrithers (1983) and Strong (2001).

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