A Companion to Buddhist Philosophy

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Steven M. Emmanuel
John Wiley & Sons, 22 հնվ, 2013 թ. - 760 էջ

A Companion to Buddhist Philosophy is the most comprehensive single volume on the subject available; it offers the very latest scholarship to create a wide-ranging survey of the most important ideas, problems, and debates in the history of Buddhist philosophy.

  • Encompasses the broadest treatment of Buddhist philosophy available, covering social and political thought, meditation, ecology and contemporary issues and applications
  • Each section contains overviews and cutting-edge scholarship that expands readers understanding of the breadth and diversity of Buddhist thought
  • Broad coverage of topics allows flexibility to instructors in creating a syllabus
  • Essays provide valuable alternative philosophical perspectives on topics to those available in Western traditions
 

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Dedication
The Philosophical Context of Gotamas Thought
Dukkha
Theravāda
Indian Mahāyāna Buddhism
Tibetan Mahāyānaand Vajrayāna
East Asian Buddhism
Forms of Emptiness in
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VII
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Buddhist Conception ofLogic Logic in Buddhist Logic 21 Candrakīrti on the Limitsof
Candrakīrti on the Function of Valid Means of Knowledge

Between the Horns of Idealism and Realism The Middle
B Epistemology
Reason and Experience in Buddhist Epistemology Introductory Remarks
DoubtingKnowing and Seeing
Emptiness Rationality and the Impossibility of Proof
CognitiveEventsLogical Reasons and Causal Explanation
The Three Truths in Tiantai Buddhism
Spiritual Exercise andBuddhist Epistemologists in India and Tibet I
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Yogic Perception Meditation and Enlightenment The Epistemological Issues in a Key Debate I
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On the Valueof Speakingand
The Voice of Another Speech Responsiveness
Comparative Reflections onBuddhist Political Thought
Rousseau Buddhismand the General Will
ThePlace of Meditation in Buddhism
Knowledge
Seeing Mind Being Body Contemplative Practice
From the Five Aggregates to Phenomenal
Buddhism and Environmental Ethics
Buddhism and Biomedical Issues
Further Reading
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Steven M. Emmanuel is Professor of Philosophy at Virginia Wesleyan College, USA. He is the author of Kierkegaard and the Logic of Revelation (1996) and editor of two previous volumes with Blackwell: The Guide to the Modern Philosophers: From Descartes to Nietzsche (2001) and Modern Philosophy: An Anthology (2002). In 2008, he produced and directed an award-winning documentary film entitled Making Peace with Viet Nam.

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