Tag: Philosophy

Was the Buddha a Philosopher?

| January 29, 2018 | 1 Comment
Was the Buddha a Philosopher?

The Buddha had some very interesting things to say, but was he a philosopher? Justin Whitaker and I recently wrote a paper on this topic, which I’ll discuss here. Justin’s great blog, American Buddhist Perspectives Ted’s podcast with Justin and me: Reading the Buddha as a Philosopher Check out my new Patreon page!

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Why Buddhism Isn’t a Religion

| November 27, 2017 | 5 Comments
Why Buddhism Isn’t a Religion

We’ll look at three ways that Buddhism isn’t a religion, focusing on early Buddhism in particular. Of course, Buddhism has religious aspects. However it also can be seen as something entirely non-religious, more in the vein of a school of philosophy.

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Comparing Greek and Early Buddhist Thought

| March 13, 2017 | 11 Comments
Comparing Greek and Early Buddhist Thought

For a good intro to classical Greek philosophy see the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy’s page. Thanks for watching!

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