Category : Humanities
Target : Young adult, adult
Published Date : 2018-08-27
ISBN : 9788974794439
Pages : 464
Book Size : 152 x 225 Hardcover
Keywords : Buddha’s Teaching; Philosophical Interpretation; Research Book'
The Middle Way in Agama was revised with supplements, and after twenty-seven years is published with a new title of Buddha’s Philosophy. Readers will ask—is Buddhism philosophy or religion? In other words, how can Buddhism tackle the philosophical issues? The religious aspect of Buddhism lies not in having faith in a transcendent being but in his truth. That is the reason why Buddha himself emphasized how one should rely on the dharma and not on another human being.
This book goes over how some of the philosophical issues such as epistemology, ontology, and axiology are discussed in the ultimate truth that Buddha discovered and proved and his responses to these issues are provided with a philosophical interpretation for verification by the reader.
Lee Joongpyo, the author, graduated from Chonnam National University with a degree in philosophy. He received an M.A. and Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Dongguk University. He taught in the department of philosophy at Chonnam National University and was designated after retirement as Professor Emeritus of the Philosophy Department at Chonnam National University. He served as director of Honam Buddhism and Culture Institute, Bumhan Philosophical Society and the Korean Association of Buddhist Studies. Founder of Bulgukwon, he dedicates his time to education and propagation of Buddhism at present. He is the author of Buddha’s Philosophy, Understanding the Heart Sutra Through Nikaya, The Pali Canon and What is Buddhism? He is the translator of Mutual Causality in Buddhism and General Systems Theory and Buddhism and Quantum Physics.