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A Short Introduction to the Philosophy of Santaraksita by Marie Friquegnon PDF

By Marie Friquegnon

it is a major contribution to the examine of Shantarakshita, the most important 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 according to cause, and to reject what's now not in response to reason.
The ebook is a superb advent not just to Tibetan Buddhism, but additionally a philosophically stimulating textual content on a few of the primary themes from ethics, aesthetics, and epistemology (as seen by means of Madhyamikas).
In a non-technical vocabulary Friquegnon explains philosophical rules
clearly. The conversational sort of the booklet may be attractive to scholars and normal readers who're new to the subject.
Also of curiosity to scholars and students of comparative philosophy this booklet offers unifying subject matters from the creation to the realization. One significant subject of the publication is the parallel among Shantarakshita and Kant. The bankruptcy on Shankara and the matter of nihilism is restricted of curiosity to the examine 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 offers a succinct precis of the relevant theses of Buddhism, the removing of anguish via letting pass of attachment and craving.”
— Hyun Hochsmann
Chair, division of Philosophy, New Jersey urban University

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