By Marie Friquegnon

this can be a major contribution to the learn of Shantarakshita, the major philosopher of Tibetan Buddhism. a quick creation to the Philosophy of Shantarakshita succeeds in demonstrating that Shantarakshita “is actually a thinker for all seasons.” Shantarakshita's belief of what his philosophy consisted in is what makes his philosophy correct to all instances: To think what's in line with cause, and to reject what's now not based on reason.
The booklet is a wonderful advent not just to Tibetan Buddhism, but additionally a philosophically stimulating textual content on some of the basic themes from ethics, aesthetics, and epistemology (as considered through Madhyamikas).
In a non-technical vocabulary Friquegnon explains philosophical rules
clearly. The conversational type of the publication may be attractive to scholars and basic readers who're new to the subject.
Also of curiosity to scholars and students of comparative philosophy this e-book provides unifying subject matters from the advent to the belief. One significant subject of the booklet is the parallel among Shantarakshita and Kant. The bankruptcy on Shankara and the matter of nihilism is specific of curiosity to the learn of Hinduism and Buddhism. There are insightful analogies among Shantarakshita and philosophers starting from Kant to Wittgenstein. dialogue of Shantarakshita's notion of language in terms of Wittgenstein is especially noteworthy.
The concluding bankruptcy presents a succinct precis of the crucial theses of Buddhism, the removal of ache via letting pass of attachment and craving.”
— Hyun Hochsmann
Chair, division of Philosophy, New Jersey urban University

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