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    Oxford : Oxford University Press
    ISBN: 9780190204341 , 9780190204334
    Language: English
    Pages: xix, 376 Seiten , Illustrationen , 24 cm
    Additional Information: Kritik in Struhl, Karsten J., 1943 - Review of Jay L. Garfield, Engaging Buddhism 2016
    Parallel Title: Erscheint auch als Garfield, Jay L., 1955 - Engaging Buddhism
    Parallel Title: Erscheint auch als Garfield, Jay L., 1955 - Engaging Buddhism
    DDC: 181/.043
    Keywords: Buddhist philosophy ; Buddhist philosophy ; Einführung ; Buddhistische Philosophie ; Buddhistische Philosophie ; Philosophie
    Abstract: "This is a book for scholars of Western philosophy who wish to engage with Buddhist philosophy, or who simply want to extend their philosophical horizons. It is also a book for scholars of Buddhist studies who want to see how Buddhist theory articulates with contemporary philosophy. Engaging Buddhism: Why it Matters to Philosophy articulates the basic metaphysical framework common to Buddhist traditions. It then explores questions in metaphysics, the philosophy of mind, phenomenology, epistemology, the philosophy of language and ethics as they are raised and addressed in a variety of Asian Buddhist traditions. In each case the focus is on philosophical problems; in each case the connections between Buddhist and contemporary Western debates are addressed, as are the distinctive contributions that the Buddhist tradition can make to Western discussions. Engaging Buddhism is not an introduction to Buddhist philosophy, but an engagement with it, and an argument for the importance of that engagement. It does not pretend to comprehensiveness, but it does address a wide range of Buddhist traditions, emphasizing the heterogeneity and the richness of those traditions. The book concludes with methodological reflections on how to prosecute dialogue between Buddhist and Western traditions. "Garfield has a unique talent for rendering abstruse philosophical concepts in ways that make them easy to grasp. This is an important book, one that can profitably be read by scholars of Western and non-Western philosophy, including specialists in Buddhist philosophy. This is in my estimation the most important work on Buddhist philosophy in recent memory. It covers a wide range of topics and provides perhaps the clearest analysis of some core Buddhist ideas to date. This is landmark work. I think it's the best cross-cultural analysis of the relevance of Buddhist thought for contemporary philosophy in the present literature."-C. John Powers, Professor, School of Culture, History & Language, Australian National University"--
    Abstract: "Jay Garfield is an expert both in analytic logic as well as on Buddhism, and this book represents an important demonstration for Western philosophers of the value of engaging with another tradition -- in this case, Buddhist philosophy -- over a wide range of topics, and the value of that engagement for contemporary philosophical practice. Garfield encourages Western philosophers to read Buddhist texts, include them in the curriculum, and to take Buddhist positions seriously, alongside other non-western traditions. The chapters here introduce important Buddhist ideas systematically, and then apply them to a topic of interest in the West; others begin with a problem and then introduce a Buddhist approach; while other chapters take more hybrid approaches. He ranges over key philosophical questions about metaphysics, consciousness, the self, epistemology, ethics, and others -- and his approach is idiosyncratic, accessible, and informal, focussing on often difficult concepts from Indian and Tibetan texts and making them graspable"--
    Abstract: Machine generated contents note:Acknowledgements -- Preface -- 1. What is Buddhist Philosophy? -- 2. The Metaphysical Perspective I: Interdependence and Impermanence -- 3. The Metaphysical Perspective II: Emptiness -- 4. The Self -- 5. Consciousness -- 6. Phenomenology -- 7. Epistemology -- 8. Logic and the Philosophy of Language -- 9. Ethics -- 10. Methodological Postscript -- References -- Index.
    Note: Literaturverzeichnis: Seite 337-358
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