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By Marie Friquegnon

ISBN-10: 1482317451

ISBN-13: 9781482317459

this can be a major contribution to the research of Shantarakshita, the key philosopher of Tibetan Buddhism. a quick creation to the Philosophy of Shantarakshita succeeds in demonstrating that Shantarakshita “is actually a thinker for all seasons.” Shantarakshita's perception of what his philosophy consisted in is what makes his philosophy proper to all instances: To think what's in keeping with cause, and to reject what's now not according to reason.
The booklet is a superb advent not just to Tibetan Buddhism, but in addition a philosophically stimulating textual content on a few of the primary issues from ethics, aesthetics, and epistemology (as considered via Madhyamikas).
In a non-technical vocabulary Friquegnon explains philosophical principles
clearly. The conversational kind of the e-book might be attractive to scholars and basic readers who're new to the subject.
Also of curiosity to scholars and students of comparative philosophy this booklet offers unifying topics from the creation to the belief. One significant subject matter of the e-book is the parallel among Shantarakshita and Kant. The bankruptcy on Shankara and the matter of nihilism is specific 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 relating to Wittgenstein is especially noteworthy.
The concluding bankruptcy presents a succinct precis of the imperative theses of Buddhism, the removing of soreness via letting move of attachment and craving.”
— Hyun Hochsmann
Chair, division of Philosophy, New Jersey urban University

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