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 found it fascinating and refreshing to follow along as a capable philosopher fully explored the coherence and implication of Buddhist claims that there is “no self” anatmanfor instance. Other editions – View all Buddhism as Philosophy: I was pointed in its direction as part of a university course, but my familiarity with Buddhism, specifically Madhyamaka, was already too intimate for this book to offer me anything substantial in terms of exposition.
I love that Siderits shows respect for the traditions and provides the exemplary model of what critical thinking is, by prodding the reader to think for herself as to whether the arguments offered hold up, what questions are left unresolved and where further investigation is warranted. Camille Rullan rated it really liked it Jul 17, An Introduction by Mark Siderits.
Be the first to ask a question about Buddhism as Philosophy. I will definitely have to read this again and take notes and read more books to truly understand the philosophy.
Living the Sutras Kelly Dinardo. It’s clear, concise and academic. This makes for at times a bit of a turgid read which knocks my total valuation from five to four stars And, oh yeah, it’s about Pholosophy too!! Jon rated it really liked it May 11, Sep 17, Muskan rated it it was amazing Shelves: One is to say that training oneself to not desire anything is budddhism way to obtain liberation.
Book ratings by Goodreads. Various schools justify this claim in various ways.
The Art of War Tzu Sun. This book was really hard to read, and at times seemed to make little sense. Siderits shows the grace of a wonderful teacher and hits exactly the right tone for his intended audiences.
Health, Healing, and Beyond T. For what it’s designed, it does an okay job, but I still feel as though there ought to be a better introductory Buddhist text. The Metaphysics of Empty Persons. TL;DR It’s amazing, especially the early buddhism chapters and you will learn a lot about difficult to grasp subjects.
Siderits does as good a job as possible at presenting some very profound and complex ideas and debates in a straightforward and illuminating way, while not dumbing them down. John rated it really liked it Sep 21, Technical vocabulary is used as needed but always carefully explained.
And he models a rigorous philosophical method in his discussion, building an argument before sometimes dissembling that argument, and then drawing some tentative conclusions.
sidrits Description There has been a recent upsurge in interest in Buddhist philosophy, but there is as yet no satisfactory text on the subject. Carefree Dignity Drubwang Tsoknyi Rinpoche. Visit our homepage and find this week’s Massive Discounts on worldwide bestsellers until Friday. I had previously taken 2 introductory buddhism classes in college and this just went into far more detail and I learned so much.
Table of contents Contents: 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. It makes other texts I have read look incomplete and lacking in actual explanations.
The Abhidharma metaphysics also talk about the various dharmas of water, air, fire, and earth. Trivia About Buddhism as Philo The memory can last for as long as the person’s life, therefore it can be considered the self or part of philoso;hy self.
Various arguments are given at this point While it was budddhism 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. Japonisme Erin Niimi Longhurst. Hence it cannot be ultimately true that some suffering is one’s own and some suffering is that of others – 6: 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 committing them to the doctrine of reincarnation compare: What makes such a vast majority of people agree on colors?
I used this book in a “Philosophy of For the right person, I can’t recommend this book highly enough!! No living author has done more to make Buddhist ideas intelligible and relevant to contemporary debates in analytic philosophy.
Siderits writes in his pgilosophy that the purpose of his book is “to examine Buddhism as philosophy. Jan Westerhoff – – Journal of Indian Philosophy 36 4: Spark Joy Marie Kondo.