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Buddhism as Philosophy

An Introduction

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Buddhism as Philosophy by Mark Siderits
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There has been a recent upsurge in interest in Buddhist philosophy, but there is as yet no satisfactory text on the subject. Buddhism as Philosophy fills that void. Unlike other texts that serve to introduce Buddhist thought, it is written by a philosopher and it shows how the Buddhist tradition deals with the same sorts of problems that get treated in Western philosophy and employs the same sorts of methods. 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. In short, Buddhism as Philosophy investigates the Buddhist tradition by way of the characteristically philosophical concern for finding out the truth about complicated matters in metaphysics, epistemology and ethics.

Author Biography

Mark Siderits is Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Illinois State University, USA.
Release date NZ
August 21st, 2007
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Ashgate Publishing Limited
Pages
242
ISBN-13
9780754653691
Product ID
2968388

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