Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy
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Description: In this clearly written undergraduate textbook, Stephen Laumakis explains the origin and development of Buddhist ideas and concepts, focusing on the philosophical ideas and arguments presented and defended by selected thinkers and sutras from various traditions. He starts with a sketch of the Buddha and the Dharma, and highlights the origins of Buddhism in India. He then considers specific details of the Dharma with special attention to Buddhist metaphysics and epistemology, and examines the development of Buddhism in China, Japan, and Tibet, concluding with the ideas of the Dalai Lama and Thich Nhat Hanh. In each chapter he includes explanations of key terms and teachings, excerpts from primary source materials, and presentations of the arguments for each position. His book will be an invaluable guide for all who are interested in this rich and vibrant philosophy.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/21/2008
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Stephen J. Laumakis is Associate Professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of St Thomas, St Paul.
|A sketch of the Buddha and the Dhamma|
|The life of Siddhattha Gotama|
|The contexts for the emergence of Buddhism|
|The basic teachings of the Buddha|
|One Buddhism or many Buddhisms?|
|Details of the Dhamma|
|Kamma, Samsara, and rebirth|
|Impermanence, no-enduring-self, and emptiness|
|Moksa and Nibbana|
|Development of the Dhamma/Dharma|
|Bodhidharma's and Huineng's Buddhisms|
|Pure Land Buddhism|
|Two forms of contemporary Buddhism|