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An Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy.

Author: Stephen J Laumakis
Publisher: Leiden : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Series: Cambridge introductions to philosophy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This clearly written undergraduate textbook explains the origin and development of Buddhist ideas and concepts.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen J Laumakis
ISBN: 9780511385896 0511385897 1282390066 9781282390065
OCLC Number: 437204503
Description: 1 online resource (301 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; 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 Dhamma/Dharma; 9 Bodhidharma's and Huineng's Buddhisms; 10 Pure Land Buddhism; 11 Tibetan Buddhism. 12 Two forms of contemporary BuddhismKey terms and teachings; Echoing the Buddha; The Dalai Lama; His life; His teachings; Thich Nhat Hanh; His life; His teachings; Conclusion; Things to think about; Glossary; Bibliography; Primary sources; Secondary sources; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge introductions to philosophy.

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