Buddhist Philosophy: 1 definition
Buddhist Philosophy means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: WikiPedia: Buddhism
Buddhist philosophy deals extensively with problems in metaphysics, phenomenology, ethics, and epistemology.
The Buddha rejected certain precepts of Indian philosophy that were prominent during his lifetime. His general outlook has been described as empirical, as opposed to ontological or metaphysical. The Buddha taught dependent origination as the correct paradigm for analyzing causality; Buddhists view it as avoiding the two extremes of reification and nihilism.
Particular points of Buddhist philosophy have often been the subject of disputes between different schools of Buddhism. While theory for its own sake is not valued in Buddhism, theory pursued in the interest of enlightenment is consistent with Buddhist values and ethics.
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The Patthanuddesa Dipani (by Mahathera Ledi Sayadaw)
The Buddhist Philosophy of Universal Flux (by Satkari Mookerjee)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 18 - Some Ontological Problems on which the Different Indian Systems Diverged < [Chapter V - Buddhist Philosophy]
Kamma And Its Fruit (by Nyanaponika Thera)
A Dictionary Of Chinese Buddhist Terms (by William Edward Soothill)
Part I - The Manual And The History Of Psychology < [Introductory Essay]
Chapter III - Good In Relation To The Universe Of The Formless < [Part I - Good States Of Consciousness]
Part VII - On The Buddhist Philosophy Of Mind < [Introductory Essay]