Buddhism, Knowledge and Liberation: A Philosophical Study

Buddhism, Knowledge and Liberation: A Philosophical Study

by David Burton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754604365

ISBN-13: 9780754604365

Pub. Date: 03/01/2004

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

In a philosophical study of the notion of liberating knowledge as it occurs in a range of Buddhist sources, Burton (Mount Saint Vincent U., Nova Scotia) assesses the common Buddhist claim that the key to liberation is knowledge of the three characteristics of existence: impermanence, not-self, and suffering. He argues that this claim must be seen in the context of the

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In a philosophical study of the notion of liberating knowledge as it occurs in a range of Buddhist sources, Burton (Mount Saint Vincent U., Nova Scotia) assesses the common Buddhist claim that the key to liberation is knowledge of the three characteristics of existence: impermanence, not-self, and suffering. He argues that this claim must be seen in the context of the Buddhist path and training as a whole. He also looks at the anti-realist, skeptical, and mystical strands within the Buddhist tradition, all of which make distinctive claims about liberating knowledge. The CiP data shows the subtitle A Philosophical Analysis of Suffering. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754604365
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Series:
Ashgate World Philosophies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
1First Thoughts on Knowledge and Liberation1
2Impermanence, Not-self and Suffering11
3Thorough Knowledge Versus Deficient Understanding31
4Moral Knowledge and the Buddhist Path55
5Buddhist Anti-realism79
6Buddhist Scepticism106
7Mysticism and Ineffability130
8Compassion, Faith and Human Fallibility163
Bibliography173
Index181

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