The Ethics of Sankara and Santideva: A Selfless Response to by Warren Lee Todd PDF

By Warren Lee Todd

ISBN-10: 1409466817

ISBN-13: 9781409466819

Exploring the philosophical matters of the character of self, this publication attracts from of the main influential Indian masters, ?a?kara and ??ntideva. Todd demonstrates that an ethics of altruism remains to be attainable inside of a metaphysics which assumes there to be no self reliant self. a brand new moral version according to the notions of ’flickering cognizance’ and ’constructive altruism’ is proposed. via evaluating the metaphysics and ethics of ?a?kara and ??ntideva, Todd indicates that the methodologies and goals of those Buddhist and Hindu masters hint remarkably comparable cross-cutting paths. Treating Buddhism and Hinduism with equivalent admire, this publication compares and reinterprets the Indian fabric on the way to have interaction with modern Western debates on self and to teach that Indian philosophy is certainly a philosophy of dialogue.

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