Buddhism: A Contemporary Philosophical Investigation by David Burton

By David Burton

Buddhism, in its different kinds and all through its lengthy historical past, has had a profound impact on Asian cultures and the lives of numerous contributors. in recent years, it has additionally attracted nice curiosity between humans in different components of the area, together with philosophers. Buddhist traditions usually take care of rules and matters which are important to philosophy. A distinctively Buddhist philosophy of faith may be constructed which specializes in Buddhist responses to matters reminiscent of the matter of pain, the aim and capability of human lifestyles, lifestyles after dying, freedom and ethical accountability, visual appeal and truth, the character of spiritual language, attitudes to non secular variety and the connection among Buddhism and technological know-how.

Buddhism: a latest Philosophical Investigation examines many of the significant questions that such rules elevate, drawing on historical and more moderen assets from quite a few Buddhist traditions, as considered from a latest philosophical standpoint.

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