By Marie Friquegnon

this can be a major contribution to the learn of Shantarakshita, the most important philosopher of Tibetan Buddhism. a quick advent to the Philosophy of Shantarakshita succeeds in demonstrating that Shantarakshita “is actually a thinker for all seasons.” Shantarakshita's perception of what his philosophy consisted in is what makes his philosophy suitable to all instances: To think what's in line with cause, and to reject what's now not according to reason.
The e-book is a wonderful creation not just to Tibetan Buddhism, but additionally a philosophically stimulating textual content on a few of the primary subject matters from ethics, aesthetics, and epistemology (as considered by way of Madhyamikas).
In a non-technical vocabulary Friquegnon explains philosophical principles
clearly. The conversational kind of the booklet could be attractive to scholars and common readers who're new to the subject.
Also of curiosity to scholars and students of comparative philosophy this e-book offers unifying subject matters from the creation to the realization. One significant subject of the e-book is the parallel among Shantarakshita and Kant. The bankruptcy on Shankara and the matter of nihilism is specific of curiosity to the research of Hinduism and Buddhism. There are insightful analogies among Shantarakshita and philosophers starting from Kant to Wittgenstein. dialogue of Shantarakshita's perception of language in terms of Wittgenstein is very noteworthy.
The concluding bankruptcy offers a succinct precis of the principal theses of Buddhism, the removing of pain via letting move of attachment and craving.”
— Hyun Hochsmann
Chair, division of Philosophy, New Jersey urban University

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