A History of Buddhist Philosophy: Continuities and


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  • Paperback
  • 336 pages
  • A History of Buddhist Philosophy: Continuities and Discontinuities
  • David J. Kalupahana
  • English
  • 02 September 2017
  • 0824814029

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10 thoughts on “A History of Buddhist Philosophy: Continuities and Discontinuities

  1. Peter Peter says:

    Very interesting book, though some of the later chapters in part two seemed too undeveloped particularly those chapters discussing Zen and Tibetan Buddhism Only the first couple chapters had been assigned in college Decided to re read it in its entirety Very difficult Assumes knowledge and familiarity of several primary sources Certainly polemical in some of his interpretations and re interpretations of various scholars writings Nagarjuna, Vasubhandu, D.T Suzuki, etc Worth perhaps Very interesting book, though some of the later chapters in part two seemed too undeveloped particularly those chapters discussing Zen and Tibetan Buddhism Only the first couple chapters had been assigned in college Decided to re read it in its entirety Very difficult Assumes knowledge and familiarity of several primary sources Certainly polemical in some of his interpretations and re interpretations of various scholars writings Nagarjuna, Vasubhandu, D.T Suzuki, etc Worth perhaps requires a second read for serious study Provides the context and some of the history of Indian philosophy out of which Buddhism emerged and responded to Interesting to see how author makes connections and interesting references with Western philosophers including Kant, David Hume, and William James and traditional Western philosophical problems

  2. Madhav Radder Madhav Radder says:

    This is a must read book to understand non absolutist approach of Buddha Author explains Buddhist Philosophy in terms of Epistemology, Ontology, Logic and Philosophy of Language

  3. Alfonso José Pizarro Ramírez Alfonso José Pizarro Ramírez says:

    One of the best works on the topic that I have read along with Sri Walpola Rahula s What the Buddha Taught David Kalupahana makes use of extensive knowledge spanning from the debates between the strands of thinking related in the Rig Veda s 1500 1200 bc Nasadiya sukta up to the discussions in the late Mahayana, including Tantras and Ch an Even though not necessary, prior knowledge is highly desirable, given the highly technical debates which include topics on logic, metaphysics, and the tr One of the best works on the topic that I have read along with Sri Walpola Rahula s What the Buddha Taught David Kalupahana makes use of extensive knowledge spanning from the debates between the strands of thinking related in the Rig Veda s 1500 1200 bc Nasadiya sukta up to the discussions in the late Mahayana, including Tantras and Ch an Even though not necessary, prior knowledge is highly desirable, given the highly technical debates which include topics on logic, metaphysics, and the traditional phenomenological themes Although I would highly recommend this book to someone interested in Buddhism and general ancient Indian thought, it will be afruitful read if the contents of Walpola Rahula s book have already been mastered

  4. Luke Luke says:

    The title of this book suggests a scopecomprehensive than Kalupahana delivers Indeed, a glaring lacunae exists in his coverage Kalupahana covers little ground concerning recent developments in Buddhism by recent, I mean anything from the last five hundred years However, this represents only a slight quibble I carry with his work here.Highly competent in matters of etymology, translation, and semantics in addition to profound understanding of early discourses surrounding and encompassi The title of this book suggests a scopecomprehensive than Kalupahana delivers Indeed, a glaring lacunae exists in his coverage Kalupahana covers little ground concerning recent developments in Buddhism by recent, I mean anything from the last five hundred years However, this represents only a slight quibble I carry with his work here.Highly competent in matters of etymology, translation, and semantics in addition to profound understanding of early discourses surrounding and encompassing Buddhism, Kalupahana writes with awesome authority One might easily devote him herself to this book for many months without scratching the surface of his 13 page Select Bibliography Kalupahana s work helps me understand the early history of Buddhist Philosophy starting with pre Buddhist thought in India provides requisite information in order tofully appreciate the Buddha s middle path Further, Kalupahana s coverage of initial responses to Buddhism as well as later developments by folks such as Nagarjuna, Vasubandhu, and Dignaga delineate Buddhism s early history quite helpfully Of particular interest to me I could not help but draw continual parallels between ancient Buddhist thought and Western philosophy of the past two hundred years Indeed, early Buddhist thinkers seem to have realized long before folks such as Quine, Wittgenstein, Derrida, etc the complex relationship between the sign and signified in the language of Kalupahana s work, the concepts and the objective world but also in the relativity between language and reality that L vi Strauss discovered Herein lies a project for my further studies I recommend this book to folks who have already flirted at least in a cursory manner with both Western and Eastern philosophy and who have no small constitution of stamina

  5. Matt Matt says:

    tough read worthwhile at points.

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