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A Short Introduction to the Philosophy of Santaraksita by Marie Friquegnon

By Marie Friquegnon

it is a major contribution to the learn of Shantarakshita, the key philosopher of Tibetan Buddhism. a brief creation to the Philosophy of Shantarakshita succeeds in demonstrating that Shantarakshita “is really a thinker for all seasons.” Shantarakshita's notion of what his philosophy consisted in is what makes his philosophy correct to all instances: To think what's in line with cause, and to reject what's no longer based on reason.
The publication is a superb advent not just to Tibetan Buddhism, but in addition a philosophically stimulating textual content on a few of the basic subject matters from ethics, aesthetics, and epistemology (as considered by way of Madhyamikas).
In a non-technical vocabulary Friquegnon explains philosophical principles
clearly. The conversational form of the booklet might be enticing to scholars and normal readers who're new to the subject.
Also of curiosity to scholars and students of comparative philosophy this publication provides unifying topics from the creation to the belief. One significant topic of the ebook is the parallel among Shantarakshita and Kant. The bankruptcy on Shankara and the matter of nihilism is restricted of curiosity to the research of Hinduism and Buddhism. There are insightful analogies among Shantarakshita and philosophers starting from Kant to Wittgenstein. dialogue of Shantarakshita's belief of language when it comes to Wittgenstein is especially noteworthy.
The concluding bankruptcy offers a succinct precis of the important theses of Buddhism, the removing of anguish via letting cross of attachment and craving.”
— Hyun Hochsmann
Chair, division of Philosophy, New Jersey urban University

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