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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Inner Awareness is Essential to Consciousness: Siderits does a much better job, in my opinion, than Jay Garfield explaining the Buddhist texts. Four Noble Sideritw – There is suffering – There is the origination of suffering: This book was really hard to read, and at times seemed to make little sense.

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The Trouble with Buddhism. I will definitely sa to read this again and take notes and read more books to buddhjsm understand the philosophy. An Introduction to Buddhist Ethics: Argument from Impermanence – 1: Liberation is desirable – 2: Mark Siderits’ Buddhism as Philosophy examines and reconstructs arguments in the Buddhist literature concerning Buddhism’s positions on life, the self, and happiness, and also on topics like Idealism the belief that there are no external objects and the Buddhist concept of emptiness which I still don’t think I understand.


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Another way is to say that liberation is the only desirable thing. Highly instructive, excellent depth, and the book stays on message from cover to cover.

Buddhism as Philosophy : An Introduction

I and many others favor the ineffable interpretation, thought I think a more appropriate name would be the inexhaustible interpretation: Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Camille Rullan rated it really liked it Jul 17, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. And, oh yeah, it’s about Buddhism too!! I had many of the questions, pitfalls, and misunderstandings he mentions in the early buddhism chapters and these definitely had an impact on me.

Buddhism as Philosophy: An Introduction

Siderits has done a great service to all philosophers interested in Buddhism, and in particular all philosophers interested in teaching an undergraduate courses or for siderts matter a graduate course on Buddhism as philosophy.

Three Phases of Buddhist Philosophy. I got gist but I could use a second reading.

Oct 14, Mckinley rated it really liked it Shelves: I recommend it for anyone interested in Buddhism and philosophy. Liberation philossophy then reached “incidentally”.


I think that something heavily criticized by other reviewers was the books difficulty level. Request removal from index.

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Buddhist Ethics Buddhism states that there are three poisons that get in the way of liberation: Share your thoughts with other customers.

Preview — Buddhism as Philosophy by Mark Siderits. Jul 24, Malvin rated it liked it. A whole is made of parts and the name we call the whole is only a convenient designator, a label.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Madhyamaka The foundational textboot of this school is Mulamadhyamakarika.

I don’t think it is necessary to believe in this idea in order to use Buddhism as a philosophy. However, it’s still pretty intricate and difficult to understand. Dec 09, Ellison rated it it was amazing Shelves: Start reading Buddhism as Philosophy on your Kindle in under a minute.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. To my knowledge, no other text leads students to question critically the assertions of Buddhist philosophers and to evaluate the arguments for them.