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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Buddhism as Philosophy : Mark Siderits :
Life of the Buddha Clay Sanskrit Library. I am a student of Buddhism for some time now but never understood the reasoning behind some of the core tenets. Oct 14, Mckinley rated it really liked it Shelves: Unlike other texts that serve to introduce Buddhist budrhism, it is written by a philosopher and it az how the Buddhist tradition deals Sign in Create an account.
It makes other texts I have read look incomplete and lacking in actual explanations. This was an excellent read.
Worth reading for the stuff that doesn’t involve the philosophies of the particular schools. It also shows the great diversity and disagreements of Buddhist schools of thought, which is refreshing in its refusal to homogenize “Eastern” philosophy. Reading is not light and requires complete focus. In the hands of a more skilled write This book was really hard to read, and at times seemed to make little sense.
TL;DR It’s amazing, especially the early buddhism chapters and you will learn a lot about difficult to grasp subjects. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Learning from Chinese Philosophies Karyn Lai. Also recommended is Nonduality by David Loy for a more comparative ax.
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. All feelings and perceptions and consciousness are all explained eventually through complex physical interactions.
Buddhism as Philosophy Mark Siderits. There are some ‘useful truths’ here. Be the first to ask a question about Buddhism as Philosophy. I used this book in a “Philosophy of For the right person, I can’t recommend this book highly enough!!
Jan 27, Lin Kudla rated it it was ok Siderihs Namely, “anatta” the absence of selfhoodkarma, and reincarnation have been particularly stubborn concepts for me to get my Western mind around.
Buddhism and the First-Person Perspective. Writing from a more philosophical perspective and using more of a reductio format this book is easy to follow for those new or already familiar with Buddhist theory, philosophy, and religion. I can think of no other field of such great interest that lacks such an obviously needed resource.
For those who dismiss this book with breath-taking nonchalance, please note the title. 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: He exhibits a comprehensive grasp of Buddhist thought and practice as a whole and never leaves out of sight the ethical and soteriological ae and motivations of the doctrines that he discusses.
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? And he models a rigorous philosophical method in his discussion, building an argument before sometimes dissembling that argument, and then drawing some tentative conclusions.
Buddhism as Philosophy : An Introduction
English Choose a language for shopping. I sometimes dislike and seek to change volition – 5: Or maybe I am just too stupid for the book. 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 Pjilosophy 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.
Buddhist Thought in India: Best of all, this is no dry or academic exercise in formal philosophy. Clearly written, providing some historical background with emphasis on philosophical underpinnings: The Abhidharma philosophh on to discuss dharmas parts that do not disappear under analysis—i.
Sep 06, Tanner Foster rated it it was amazing. The quality of the writing, its elegance and clarity, is very high. Objections to this view include: I and many others favor the ineffable interpretation, thought I think a more appropriate name would be the inexhaustible interpretation: Various schools justify this claim in various ways.
Hence it cannot be ultimately true that some suffering is one’s own and some suffering is that of others – 6: Volition is impermanent – 5: Mark Siderits [is] one of the most important scholars of Buddhism in the world.
Technical vocabulary is used as needed but always carefully explained. It would be pretty turgid if you don’t care about history of philosophy, though. Request removal from index.