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An Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy


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Preface; Part I. A Sketch of the Buddha and the Dhamma: 1. The life of Siddhattha Gotama; 2. The contexts for the emergence of Buddhism; 3. The basic teachings of the Buddha; 4. One Buddhism or many Buddhisms?; Part II. Details of the Dhamma: 5. Kamma, Samsara, and rebirth; 6. Interdependent arising; 7. Impermanence, no-enduring-self and emptiness; 8. Moksa and Nibbana; Part III. Development of the Damma/Dharma: 9. Bodhidharma's and Huineng's Buddhisms; 10. Pure land Buddhism; 11. Tibetan Buddhism; 12. Two forms of contemporary Buddhism.

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This clearly written undergraduate textbook explains the origin and development of Buddhist ideas and concepts.

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Stephen J. Laumakis is Associate Professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of St Thomas, St Paul.

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