New PDF release: A Short Introduction to the Philosophy of Santaraksita

By Marie Friquegnon

ISBN-10: 1482317451

ISBN-13: 9781482317459

this can be a major contribution to the learn of Shantarakshita, the most important philosopher of Tibetan Buddhism. a quick advent to the Philosophy of Shantarakshita succeeds in demonstrating that Shantarakshita “is actually a thinker for all seasons.” Shantarakshita's perception of what his philosophy consisted in is what makes his philosophy proper to all instances: To think what's according to cause, and to reject what's no longer in keeping with reason.
The publication is a wonderful creation not just to Tibetan Buddhism, but additionally a philosophically stimulating textual content on some of the basic subject matters from ethics, aesthetics, and epistemology (as considered through Madhyamikas).
In a non-technical vocabulary Friquegnon explains philosophical principles
clearly. The conversational type of the ebook could be enticing to scholars and common readers who're new to the subject.
Also of curiosity to scholars and students of comparative philosophy this booklet offers unifying topics from the creation to the realization. One significant subject matter of the e-book is the parallel among Shantarakshita and Kant. The bankruptcy on Shankara and the matter of nihilism is specific of curiosity to the examine of Hinduism and Buddhism. There are insightful analogies among Shantarakshita and philosophers starting from Kant to Wittgenstein. dialogue of Shantarakshita's perception of language relating to Wittgenstein is very noteworthy.
The concluding bankruptcy offers a succinct precis of the critical theses of Buddhism, the removing of affliction via letting pass of attachment and craving.”
— Hyun Hochsmann
Chair, division of Philosophy, New Jersey urban University

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