Indian Buddhist Philosophy

2014.07.31 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Amber Carpenter, Indian Buddhist Philosophy, Acumen, 2014, 313pp., $24.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781844652983. Reviewed by Christopher
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2014.07.31 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Amber Carpenter, Indian Buddhist Philosophy, Acumen, 2014, 313pp., $24.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781844652983. Reviewed by Christopher Bartley, University of Liverpool This is a closely argued and engaging book discussing the varied and sophisticated Buddhist philosophical traditions. It is an ideal introduction for philosophers wanting to learn about Buddhist thought. Amber Carpenter encourages us to consider the viability as a moral outlook for ourselves a range of ideas stemming from the teachings of Gautama, the enlightened one (the Buddha), who renounced the everyday social life and ritualistic religion of his day in favour of detachment and homelessness. She likens the Buddhist philosophers to the classical Greeks in their belief that, as the late Iris Murdoch put it, metaphysics is a guide to morals where metaphysics means the edifying attempt to understand the world and our relation to it. Furthermore, both. . .

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