Buddhism and Scepticism

Historical, Philosophical, and Comparative Perspectives

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Editor(s): 
Oren Hanner
  • Bochum: 
    Projekt Verlag
    , January
     2020.
     183 pages.
     $25.80.
     Hardcover.
    ISBN
    9783897335189.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Aleksandar Uskokov forthcoming.

Description

Is Buddhism’s attitude towards accepted forms of knowledge sceptical? Are Pyrrhonian scepticism and classical Buddhist scholasticism related in their respective applications and expressions of doubt? In what way and to what degree is Critical Buddhism an offshoot of modern scepticism? Questions such as these as well as related issues are explored in the present collection, which brings together examinations of systematic doubt in the traditions of Buddhism from a variety of perspectives. What results from the perceptive observations and profound analytical insights of the seven essays is a rich and multi-faceted picture of two families of philosophical systems—scepticism and Buddhism—that seem both akin and at odds, both related and distant at the same time.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Oren Hanner

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