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  • The Science of Chinese Buddhismby Erik J. Hammerstrom

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 49.99

    Kexue, or science, captured the Chinese imagination in the early twentieth century, promising new knowledge about the world and a dynamic path to prosperity. Chinese Buddhists particularly embraced scientific language and ideas to carve out a place for their religion within a rapidly modernizing society. Examining dozens of overlooked writings from... more...

  • Das schmutzige Geschäft mit der Antikeby Günther Wessel; Markus Hilgert; Friederike Fless

    Ch. Links Verlag 2015; Not Available

    Das Geschäft mit geraubten Kulturgütern boomt. Im Schatten der politischen Erschütterungen im Nahen Osten und in Nordafrika kommt es zu beispiellosen Plünderungen antiker Stätten. Gleichzeitig werden Kunstgegenstände als Geldanlage international immer gefragter. Auch Terrorgruppen wie der IS finanzieren sich wohl durch geraubte Kulturgüter. Weltweit... more...

  • The Philosophy of Desire in the Buddhist Pali Canonby David Webster

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    David Webster explores the notion of desire as found in the Buddhist Pali Canon. Beginning by addressing the idea of a 'paradox of desire', whereby we must desire to end desire, the varieties of desire that are articulated in the Pali texts are examined. A range of views of desire, as found in Western thought, are presented as well as Hindu and Jain... more...

  • The Concept of the Buddhaby Guang Xing

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Guang Xing gives an analysis of one of the fundamental Mahayana Buddhist teachings, namely the three bodies of the Buddha (the trikaya Theory), which is considered the foundation of Mahayana philosophy. He examines how and why the philosophical concept of three bodies was formed, particularly the Sambhogakaya , which is the Buddha to be worshipped... more...

  • Skilful Meansby Michael Pye

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    'Skilful Means' is the key principle of Mahayana, one of the great Buddhist traditions. First described in the Lotus Sutra, it originates in myths of the Buddha's compassionate plans for raising life from the ceaseless round of birth and death. His strategies or interventions are 'skilful means' - morally wholesome tricks devised for the purpose... more...

  • The Notion of Ditthi in Theravada Buddhismby Paul Fuller

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    The notion of 'view' or 'opinion' ( ditthi ) as an obstacle to 'seeing things as they are' is a central concept in Buddhist thought. This book considers the two ways in which the notion of views are usually understood. Are we to understand right-view as a correction of wrong-views (the opposition understanding) or is the aim of the Buddhist path the... more...

  • The Buddhist Theory of Self-Cognitionby Zhihua Yao

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This highly original work explores the concept of self-awareness or self-consciousness in Buddhist thought. Its central thesis is that the Buddhist theory of self-cognition originated in a soteriological discussion of omniscience among the Mahasamghikas, and then evolved into a topic of epistemological inquiry among the Yogacarins. To illustrate this... more...

  • Philosophy of the Buddhaby Christopher Gowans

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 41.95

    Philosophy of the Buddha is a philosophical introduction to the teaching of the Buddha. It carefully guides readers through the basic ideas and practices of the Buddha, including kamma (karma), rebirth, the not-self doctrine, the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, ethics, meditation, non-attachment, and Nibbâna (Nirvana). The book includes... more...

  • The Sociology of Early Buddhismby Greg Bailey; Ian Mabbett

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 36.00

    An analysis of early Buddhism in social and economic contexts. more...

  • The Universe in a Single Atomby Dalai Lama

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2005; US$ 14.95

    Gallileo, Copernicus, Newton, Niels Bohr, Einstein. Their insights shook our perception of who we are and where we stand in the world and in their wake have left an uneasy co-existence: science vs. religion, faith vs. empirical enquiry. Which is the keeper of truth? Which is the true path to understanding reality? After forty years of study with some... more...