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Philosophy of the Buddha An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0415278589
ISBN-13: 9780415278584
Edition: 2003
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Description: This title is an introduction to the philosophy of Buddhism centring on the teachings of Buddha whilst comparing and contrasting common themes that cut across Buddhism and Western philosophy. Each of the themes is discussed in relation to its impact  More...

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Book details

List price: $41.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 6/24/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

This title is an introduction to the philosophy of Buddhism centring on the teachings of Buddha whilst comparing and contrasting common themes that cut across Buddhism and Western philosophy. Each of the themes is discussed in relation to its impact on Western philosophy and philosophers.

Preface
Abbreviations
The Buddha's teaching as a philosophy
Observing the stream
The life of the Buddha
The teaching in brief
Practical dimensions of the teaching
Theoretical dimensions of the teaching
The not-self doctrine
An interpretation of the not-self doctrine
The rationale for thinking there are no substance-selves
Some philosophical issues: are we substance-selves or process-selves?
Kamma, rebirth, and the not-self doctrine
The nature, origin, and cessation of suffering
The nature and extent of suffering
The origin of suffering
The cessation of suffering: Nibbana-in-life
The cessation of suffering: Nibbana-after-death
The way to the cessation of suffering
The Eightfold Path: wisdom
The Eightfold Path: virtue
The Eightfold Path: concentration
A message of hope: the Buddha's invitation to live selflessly
Buddhist resources on the Internet
Glossary of important Pali terms
Bibliography
Index

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