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a religion of eastern and central Asia that is based on the teachings of Gautama Buddha

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What's wrong with aretaic consequentialism?

What problems does it face, either as a classification of Buddhism or as meta ethical theory in general? Another approach [to how to classify Buddhist ethics] is aretaic consequentialism, an indirect ...
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Are Wittgenstein's propositions about death incompatible with momentariness?

Are Wittgenstein's propositions about death incompatible with momentariness? I think mean that death, which is a cessation that is not lived through, cannot change life, and we are immortal outside ...
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conditioned and unconditioned realms

While reading The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching by Thich Nhat Hanh about mindfulness, I came upon this paragraph: the Buddha taught the meditation on the Two Realms — the realm of the conditioned (...
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What is the link between subvaluationism and Buddhism?

Sorry for the indefinite question, but I am confused. I know and have read some research into Buddhism and paraconsistent logic: what is the link with that and vagueness? From the start, ...
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When enlightenment is tenable?

It seems to me in certain sects of Buddhism enlightenment has become so esoteric that it is an experience so unique that in the entirety of Mankind only one person attained this state and that was the ...
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Why is Sextus Empiricus not self-contradicting and where can I read about his works?

Firstly, Sextus states: "By way of preface let us say that on none of the matters to be discussed do we affirm that things certainly are just as we say they are: rather, we report descriptively ...
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Why isn't Buddha nature a soul?

I was thinking about 'soul' and whether what is problematic about it for many is less its permanence than its duality (reminded of my friend on the 'kingdom of heaven' "hey look, Jesus is over ...
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Parallels between Buddhist karma and Western philosphy?

I feel there are some (re-)explorations in philosophy which are renditions of previously explored themes in the east. Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking by Daniel Dennett (1995). In this ...
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Advaita Vedanta and Zen Buddhism - Similarities and Differences

I asked a question about Zen Buddhism a few months ago, which called Mahayana (where Zen comes from) a fusion of Hinduism and Classic Buddhism. This would suggest strong similarities between Zen and ...
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Is Husserl's transcendental ego God?

We will eventually come up against something that cannot be varied without destroying that object as an instance of its kind. The implicit claim here is that if it is inconceivable that an object of ...
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How does Buddhist soteriology link to the first cause argument?

Aquinas argued that the observable order of causation is not self-explanatory. It can only be accounted for by the existence of a first cause; this first cause, however, must not be considered ...
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Can there be momentum in an atomic moment of time?

Nagarjuna, a buddhist philsopher around 200 AD, in India, wrote on the impossibility of motion in the context of justifying Buddhist ontology (lack of svabhava); this is the content of the second ...
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