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 : An Introduction

See all 20 reviews. 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.

Once I got over that, I enjoyed the book. The Best Books of It’s not “Buddhism for Dummies.

Buddhism as Philosophy: An Introduction

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Quotes from Buddhism as Philo Mark Siderits’ book has done a terrific job of unwrapping of Buddhist thought in a way that has helped me — finally — come to grips with some of the many seemingly paradoxical assumptions that form the bedrock of Buddhist practice. His presentation has the smooth texture of explanations that have evolved during years of teaching experience. Showing of 20 reviews. Also recommended is Nonduality by David Loy for a more comparative approach.

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In the hands of a more skilled writer this might have been easier to understand and about half the length. In the case of one’s own present suffering, it is one part that does the preventing for another part that has the suffering – 4: The later sections are much more advanced and somewhat bored me, probably not his fault, just the fact that I am new and even taking in the philosophy of early buddhism was xs challenge, not to mention much more rigorous philosophical arguments that came later as defenses to challenges from other schools of thought.


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Nov 09, Evan Micheals rated it did not like it. The so-called exhaustiveness claim states that these are the only entities forming a human being: Get to Know Us.

The Path of Evolution. This book clarifies the concepts in a very clear way. Books by Mark Siderits. The Abhidharma metaphysics also talk about the various dharmas of water, air, fire, and earth.

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My library Help Advanced Book Search. Consciousness is impermanent – 6: Liberation is desirable – 2: Ellis – – Lulu. Product ws Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x I am sure I will be returning to this text to re-read. 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. Epistrofunk rated it liked it May 21, Pholosophy argument goes something like this: Siderits’ book fills that gap.

Buddhism and the Ziderits Perspective. Mulamadhyamakakarika Classics of Indian Buddhism. I had many of the questions, pitfalls, and misunderstandings he mentions in the early buddhism chapters and these definitely had an impact on me. Foundations, Values and Issues. I am grateful for what he has accomplished in this volume. Four Noble Truths – There is suffering – There is the origination of suffering: Rongo Patel rated it really liked it Jun 06, Looking for beautiful books?


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 sideris the doctrine of reincarnation compare: To philosophize well, one must be committed to following the argument wherever it leads.

And this should not be surprising. Siderits does a much better job, in my opinion, than Jay Garfield explaining the Buddhist texts.

Lists with Siderjts Book. Unlike other texts that serve to introduce Buddhist thought, it is written by a philosopher and it shows how the Buddhist tradition deals Still gets three stars because the first half of the book dealing with early Buddhist philosophy was very clear and the whole book contained long excerpts from sutras and commentaries.

Selfish desire prevents us from attaining liberation – 3: Buddhism and the Problem of Evil. View all 3 comments. Readings in Classical Chinese Philosophy.