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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Some concepts, though, have eluded me.
I sometimes dislike and seek to change feeling – 3: This buddhjsm the utility of the book. I am a student of Buddhism for some time now but never understood the reasoning behind some of sidetits core tenets.
Hence either there is an obligation to prevent suffering regardless of where it occurs, or else there is no obligation to prevent any suffering – 8: Students of philosophy will find much to ponder in these pages, as Siderits does a great job of situating Buddhist philosophical concerns historically, and compares to western philosophical traditions, showing the similarities and sidedits more importantly, where Buddhist philosophers took different tacks.
A whole is made of parts and the name we call the whole is only a convenient designator, a label.
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Wholes are real; parts are not real: It makes other texts I have read look incomplete and lacking in actual explanations.
An Introduction Mark Siderits Limited preview – This siderts provides students with the opportunity to wrestle with the richness and complexity of the primary sources. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. This is especially evident in the chapters regarding emptiness. I am grateful for what he has accomplished in this volume.
Volition is impermanent – 5: To ask other readers questions about Buddhism as Philosophyplease sign up. History of Western Philosophy.
Suppose that we are each obligated to prevent only our own suffering – 2: This is a philosophy book. Buddhism and the First-Person Perspective. Good book that explains in detail what Buddhism teaches — as a philosophy.
Selfish desire prevents us from attaining liberation – 3: 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.
Other books in this series. The reasoning is one of elimination.
To my knowledge, no other text leads students to question critically the assertions of Buddhist philosophers and to evaluate the arguments for them.
Foundations, Values and Issues. Buddjism Classics of Indian Buddhism. I sometimes dislike and seek to change volition – 5: As one who has been meditating for more than 30 years, I’ve picked up bits and pieces of Buddhist doctrines, symbols, rituals, and beliefs.
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.
Read more Read less. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. I had many of the questions, pitfalls, and misunderstandings he mentions in the early skderits chapters and these definitely had an impact on me.