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Engaging Buddhism: Why It Matters to Philosophy

Jay L. Garfield


This book argues for the importance of an engagement with the Buddhist philosophical tradition by contemporary Western philosophers. It also provides a philosophical introduction to that tradition, addressing topics in metaphysics and epistemology, the philosophy of language and mind, phenomenology and ethics. The book demonstrates the fecundity of the tradition and the relevance of Buddhist philosophical concerns to contemporary global philosophy.

Keywords: Buddhism, Buddhist philosophy, cross-cultural philosophy, metaphysics, phenomenology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780190204334
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190204334.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jay L. Garfield, author