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A Companion to Buddhist Philosophy is the most comprehensive single volume on the subject available; it offers the very latest scholarship to create a wide-ranging survey of the most important ideas, problems, and debates in the history of Buddhist philosophy. Encompasses the broadest treatment of Buddhist philosophy available, covering social and political thought, meditation, ecology and contemporary issues and applications Each section contains overviews and cutting-edge scholarship that expands readers understanding of the breadth and diversity of Buddhist thought Broad coverage of topics allows flexibility to instructors in creating a syllabus Essays provide valuable alternative philosophical perspectives on topics to those available in Western traditions Content: Chapter 1 The Philosophical Context of Gotama's Thought (pages 11–25): Stephen J. LaumakisChapter 2 Dukkha, Non?Self, and the Teaching on the Four “Noble Truths”1 (pages 26–45): Peter HarveyChapter 3 The Conditioned Co?arising of Mental and Bodily Processes within Life and Between Lives1 (pages 46–68): Peter HarveyChapter 4 Theravada (pages 69–85): Andrew SkiltonChapter 5 Indian Mahayana Buddhism (pages 86–98): James BlumenthalChapter 6 Tibetan Mahayana and Vajrayana (pages 99–109): Douglas DuckworthChapter 7 East Asian Buddhism (pages 110–125): Ronald S. GreenChapter 8 Metaphysical Issues in Indian Buddhist Thought (pages 127–150): Jan WesterhoffChapter 9 Emptiness in Mahayana Buddhism (pages 151–163): David BurtonChapter 10 Practical Applications of the Perfection of Wisdom Sutra and Madhyamaka in the Kalacakra Tantric Tradition (pages 164–179): Vesna A. WallaceChapter 11 The Huayan Metaphysics of Totality (pages 180–189): Alan FoxChapter 12 Forms of Emptiness in Zen (pages 190–213): Bret W. DavisChapter 13 Between the Horns of Idealism and Realism (pages 214–222): Graham PriestChapter 14 A Survey of Early Buddhist Epistemology (pages 223–240): John J. HolderChapter 15 Reason and Experience in Buddhist Epistemology (pages 241–255): Christian CoseruChapter 16 The Three Truths in Tiantai Buddhism (pages 256–269): Brook ZiporynChapter 17 “Spiritual Exercise” and Buddhist Epistemologists in India and Tibet (pages 270–289): Matthew T. KapsteinChapter 18 Yogic Perception, Meditation, and Enlightenment (pages 290–306): Tom J. F. TillemansChapter 19 Language and Logic in Indian Buddhist Thought (pages 307–319): Brendan S. GillonChapter 20 Buddhist Philosophy of Logic1 (pages 320–330): Koji TanakaChapter 21 Candrakirti on the Limits of Language and Logic (pages 331–348): Karen C. LangChapter 22 On the Value of Speaking and Not Speaking (pages 349–365): Steven HeineChapter 23 The Voice of Another (pages 366–376): Richard F. NanceChapter 24 Mind in Theravada Buddhism (pages 377–394): Maria HeimChapter 25 Philosophy of Mind in Buddhism (pages 395–404): Richard P. HayesChapter 26 Cognition, Phenomenal Character, and Intentionality in Tibetan Buddhism (pages 405–418): Jonathan StoltzChapter 27 The Non?Self Theory and Problems in Philosophy of Mind (pages 419–428): Joerg TuskeChapter 28 Ethical Thought in Indian Buddhism (pages 429–451): Christopher W. GowansChapter 29 Character, Disposition, and the Qualities of the Arahats as a Means of Communicating Buddhist Philosophy in the Suttas (pages 452–465): Sarah ShawChapter 30 Compassion and the Ethics of Violence (pages 466–475): Stephen JenkinsChapter 31 Buddhist Ethics and Western Moral Philosophy (pages 476–490): William EdelglassChapter 32 The Enlightened Sovereign (pages 491–511): Georgios T. HalkiasChapter 33 Political Interpretations of the Lotus Sutra (pages 512–523): James Mark ShieldsChapter 34 Socially Engaged Buddhism (pages 524–535): Christopher S. QueenChapter 35 Comparative Refl ections on Buddhist Political Thought (pages 536–551): David CummiskeyChapter 36 Buddhist Meditation (pages 553–571): Charles GoodmanChapter 37 Seeing Mind, Being Body (pages 572–584): Anne Carolyn KleinChapter 38 From the Five Aggregates to Phenomenal Consciousness (pages 585–597): Jake H. Davis and Evan ThompsonChapter 39 Buddhism and Environmental Ethics (pages 599–612): Simon P. JamesChapter 40 Buddhism and Biomedical Issues (pages 613–630): Damien KeownChapter 41 War and Peace in Buddhist Philosophy (pages 631–650): Sallie B. KingChapter 42 Buddhist Perspectives on Human Rights (pages 651–662): Karma Lekshe TsomoChapter 43 Buddhist Perspectives on Gender Issues (pages 663–674): Rita M. GrossChapter 44 Diversity Matters (pages 675–692): Peter D. Hershock
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