[Buddha-l] Book Recommendations for Undergrad Course
wongwf at comp.nus.edu.sg
Tue Jun 16 20:18:26 MDT 2009
I happen to just picked up a book yesterday:
Mark Siderits, "Buddhism as Philosophy - An Introduction".
Ashgate Publishing. ISBN: 978-07546-5369-1. 2007.
Have not read it yet but the content page seems to fit most of what you
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> Dear Buddha-l Denizens,
> I'm working on re-designing an undergrad philosophy course on Buddhism
> (which has no pre-requisites) and am contemplating text options. This
> course attracts a lot of non-majors seeking to fulfill a "non-western
> humanities" requirement, so I hesitate to use texts which will be
> stultifying to newcomers and non-philosophers. I'd be interested and
> grateful to hear about texts that anyone here can recommend as engaging
> for such mixed undergrad classes. I'll likely include sections on:
> - Early Buddhism (Theravada);
> - Mahayana Buddhism (Ch'an/Zen); and
> - Vajrayana Buddhism (Gelugpa-Prasangika-Madhyamaka / Nyingma-Dzogchen).
> For each, I'd like to include:
> - Translations of traditional texts
> - Academic discussions of these texts and traditions
> - Practitioner discussions
> - Philosophical discussions
> Any favorites / recommendations?
> Many thanks,
> Hans W. Gruenig, Ph.D.
> Tulane University
> Department of Philosophy
> New Orleans, LA 70118
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