• Title: The Heart of Buddhist Philosophy
  • Author: Nolan Pliny Jacobson
  • ISBN: 9780809329847
  • Page: 498
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Heart of Buddhist Philosophy In arriving at the heart of Buddhist philosophy Nolan Pliny Jacobson attempts to eliminate some of the confusion in the West and perhaps in the East as well concerning the Buddhist view of what is co
    In arriving at the heart of Buddhist philosophy, Nolan Pliny Jacobson attempts to eliminate some of the confusion in the West and perhaps in the East as well concerning the Buddhist view of what is concrete and ultimately real in the world Jacobson presents N g rjuna, the Plato of the Buddhist tradition, as the major exemplar of the Buddhist expression of lifIn arriving at the heart of Buddhist philosophy, Nolan Pliny Jacobson attempts to eliminate some of the confusion in the West and perhaps in the East as well concerning the Buddhist view of what is concrete and ultimately real in the world Jacobson presents N g rjuna, the Plato of the Buddhist tradition, as the major exemplar of the Buddhist expression of life In his comparison of Buddhism and Western theology, Jacobson demonstrates that some efforts in Western religious thought approach the Buddhist empirical stance.

    One Reply to “The Heart of Buddhist Philosophy”

    1. this is a good, accessible, presentation of essential differences in 'worldview' in Christian west, and Buddhism. might be already dated, might be the philosophical cores of both are not yet understood. this covers a great deal of how such models of thought have developed, most recently, most favourably, in the coming awareness that the world is best thought of as by nature entirely intertwined, interconnected, and how perhaps the Western, atomistic, separate, conception, in everything from poli [...]

    2. In this eminently erudite book, the author firstly wax lyrical about an American "exceptionalism" when it comes to speculative emanations : indeed, in the Western history of philosophy, apart from the brief and passing appearance of Heraclitus, the towering names of European thinking - from Plato and Aristotle up to the latest existential moaning - have been expression of a relation with the "form", that is a fascination with the transcendental stable ; but the new American philosophers, pragmat [...]

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