Logical Criticism Of Buddhist Doctrines

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Logical Criticism Of Buddhist Doctrines

Author : Avi Sion
Genre : Philosophy
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Logical Criticism of Buddhist Doctrines is a ‘thematic compilation’ by Avi Sion. It collects in one volume the essays that he has written on this subject over a period of some 15 years after the publication of his first book on Buddhism, Buddhist Illogic. It comprises expositions and empirical and logical critiques of many (though not all) Buddhist doctrines, such as impermanence, interdependence, emptiness, the denial of self or soul. It includes his most recent essay, regarding the five skandhas doctrine.
Category: Philosophy

Alfred North Whitehead And Yi Yulgok

Author : Chung Soon Lee
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114579332
Genre : Religion
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This book explores the Confucian-Christian dialogue in Korea through a comparative study of the cosmologies of Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947), the founder of process philosophy, and Yi Yulgok (1536-1584), the great scholar of Korean Neo-Confucianism. Although their philosophical traditions are different, Yulgok and Whitehead's perspectives on the universe were very similar. This study argues that Whitehead's theory of eternal object-actual entity has affinities with Yulgok's theory of principle-material force. Their two theories, both based on reciprocal dialectical interrelationships, view the world as a cosmos characterized by the process of becoming. Accordingly, Whitehead's panentheistic interpretation of the God-world relationship correlates with Yulgok's Neo-Confucian notion of how the Great Ultimate relates to material force. These two concepts suggest a balanced structure of God and the world and offer insights into encouraging interreligious spirituality in Korea.
Category: Religion

Buddhist Critical Spirituality

Author : Shōhei Ichimura
ISBN : 8120817982
Genre : Buddhist philosophy
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This book comprises fifteen research articles primarily based on the discipline of Indian and Buddhist Studies. The collection is designed to propose a Buddhist philosophy of religion--that the insight of Prajna and Sunyata initiates a future religion which is freed both from conflict between reasoning and believing, and from goal-oriented cycles of life. It addresses transformation from the conflict-ridden quest for a supreme being, to the search for a non-theistic nature of spirituality that provides a foundation for universal human happiness and salvation. For the discipline of Buddhist Studies, this collection also demonstrates the productive value of drawing upon cross-cultural and cross-racial literary sources and traditions.
Category: Buddhist philosophy

Buddhist Illogic

Author : Avi Sion
ISBN : 9782970009146
Genre : Religion
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The 2nd Century CE Indian philosopher Nagarjuna founded the Madhyamika (Middle Way) school of Mahayana Buddhism, which strongly influenced Chinese, Korean and Japanese Buddhism, as well as Tibetan Buddhism. His writings include a series of arguments purporting to show the illogic of logic, the absurdity of reason. He considers this the way to verbalize and justify the Buddhist doctrine of “emptiness” (Shunyata). The present essay demonstrates the many sophistries involved in Nagarjuna’s arguments.
Category: Religion

Zen Buddhism Today

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ISBN : UOM:39015012841998
Genre : Zen Buddhism
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Category: Zen Buddhism

On Being Buddha

Author : Paul J. Griffiths
ISBN : 0791421287
Genre : Religion
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What is it like to be a Buddha? Is there only one Buddha or are there many? What can Buddhas do and what do they know? Is there anything they cannot do and cannot know? These and associated questions were much discussed by Buddhist thinkers in India, and a complex and subtle set of doctrinal positions was developed to deal with them. This is the first book in a western language to treat these doctrines about Buddha from a philosophical and thoroughly critical viewpoint. The book shows that Buddhist thinkers were driven, when theorizing about Buddha, by a basic intuition that Buddha must be maximally perfect, and that pursuing the implications of this intuition led them into some conceptual dilemmas that show considerable similarity to some of those treated by western theists. The Indian Buddhist tradition of thought about these matters is presented here as thoroughly systematic, analytical, and doctrinal. The book’s analysis is based almost entirely upon original sources in their original languages. All extracts discussed are translated into English and the book is accessible to nonspecialists, while still treating material that has not been much discussed by western scholars.
Category: Religion

Thinking About Religion

Author : Richard L. Purtill
ISBN : UCAL:B3365225
Genre : Religion
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This introduction to philosophy of religion is aimed at the problems which most interest students. As the author explains in his preface, "Students today have a wide range of perplexities about religion, many of them theological or historical rather than philosophical ... The topics I have covered in this book are those which I have found to create the most interest and cause the most discussion when they have come up in class."
Category: Religion

The Journal Of Japanese Studies

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ISBN : UOM:39015063380516
Genre : Electronic journals
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A multidisciplinary forrum for communicating new information, new interpretations, and recent research results concerning Japan to the English-reading world.
Category: Electronic journals

Seeking Sakyamuni

Author : Richard M. Jaffe
ISBN : 9780226391151
Genre : Religion
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Though fascinated with the land of their tradition’s birth, virtually no Japanese Buddhists visited the Indian subcontinent before the nineteenth century. In the richly illustrated Seeking Śākyamuni, Richard M. Jaffe reveals the experiences of the first Japanese Buddhists who traveled to South Asia in search of Buddhist knowledge beginning in 1873. Analyzing the impact of these voyages on Japanese conceptions of Buddhism, he argues that South Asia developed into a pivotal nexus for the development of twentieth-century Japanese Buddhism. Jaffe shows that Japan’s growing economic ties to the subcontinent following World War I fostered even more Japanese pilgrimage and study at Buddhism’s foundational sites. Tracking the Japanese travelers who returned home, as well as South Asians who visited Japan, Jaffe describes how the resulting flows of knowledge, personal connections, linguistic expertise, and material artifacts of South and Southeast Asian Buddhism instantiated the growing popular consciousness of Buddhism as a pan-Asian tradition—in the heart of Japan.
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Buddhist Logic

Author : Fedor Ippolitovich Shcherbatskoĭ
ISBN : STANFORD:36105040316551
Genre : Buddhism
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Category: Buddhism

Buddhism In Tamilnadu

Author : Shu Hikosaka
ISBN : UVA:X001860637
Genre : Bouddhisme - Inde - Tamil Nadu - Histoire
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Category: Bouddhisme - Inde - Tamil Nadu - Histoire

Buddhist Philosophy

Author : William Edelglass
ISBN : UOM:39015078788950
Genre : Philosophy
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This volume collects important philosophical texts from across the Buddhist tradition. Each text is translated and introduced by a recognized authority in Buddhist studies. Buddhist Philosophy provides an introduction to the vast and diverse traditions of Buddhist thought through a selection of their most significant texts. Each classic text is contextualized, historically and philosophically, with an introduction by leading contemporary scholars, making Buddhist Philosophy an ideal text for undergraduate courses.
Category: Philosophy


Author : William Pencak
ISBN : UOM:39015039056794
Genre : Social Science
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We are not born into a world. We create one from an infinity of possible worlds. The critic of institutions makes us aware of this. The seventeen essays in this volume comprise investigations into religious, philosophical, racial, gendered, literary, legal, federalist, class-based, historical, and scientific worldmaking. They semiotically inquire into the diverse contexts and contents of worldmaking which define the collective adventure of humanity.
Category: Social Science

The Buddhists

Author : Subodh Kapoor
ISBN : 8177550713
Genre : Buddhism
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Category: Buddhism

The Maha Bodhi

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ISBN : SRLF:AA0006869168
Genre : Buddhism
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Category: Buddhism

Critical Reasoning And Logic

Author : Robert Boyd
ISBN : 0130812218
Genre : Philosophy
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Maintaining that the ultimate goal of critical reasoning is to make informed, educated decisions, this text presents a process that enables the reader to apply proper reasoning techniques in a practical fashion. This book is balanced between three activities: identification of arguments, evaluation of arguments using inductive reasoning, and evaluation of arguments using deductive reasoning. For computer scientists, mathematicians, philosophers, or anyone who is interested in using the practical applications of logic to evaluate their own writing and arguments as well as the writing and arguments of others.
Category: Philosophy