Dao Companion to Chinese Buddhist Philosophy

  • Youru Wang
  • Sandra A. Wawrytko

Part of the Dao Companions to Chinese Philosophy book series (DCCP, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Intersections: Assimilating and Appropriating Buddhism

  3. Intersections: Interacting with Indigenous Traditions

  4. Schools, Thinkers, Ideas, and Texts: The Sanlun School 三論宗

  5. Schools, Thinkers, Ideas, and Texts: The Faxiang School 法相宗

  6. Schools, Thinkers, Ideas, and Texts: The Tiantai School 天臺宗

  7. Schools, Thinkers, Ideas, and Texts: The Huayan School 華嚴宗

  8. Schools, Thinkers, Ideas, and Texts: The Chan School 禪宗

  9. Schools, Thinkers, Ideas, and Texts: The Jingtu Thought 淨土思想

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 417-417

About this book


Too often Buddhism has been subjected to the Procrustean box of western thought, whereby it is stretched to fit fixed categories or had essential aspects lopped off to accommodate vastly different cultural norms and aims. After several generations of scholarly discussion in English-speaking communities, it is time to move to the next hermeneutical stage. Buddhist philosophy must be liberated from the confines of a quasi-religious stereotype and judged on its own merits. Hence this work will approach Chinese Buddhism as a philosophical tradition in its own right, not as an historical after-thought nor as an occasion for comparative discussions that assume the west alone sets the standards for or is the origin of philosophy and its methodologies. Viewed within their own context, Chinese Buddhist philosophers have much to contribute to a wide range of philosophical concerns, including metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of religion, even though Western divisions of philosophy may not exhaust the rich contents of Chinese Buddhist Philosophy. 


AAR Buddhism Buddhist philosophy Chinese philosophy Chinese thought Dao Daoism Tao Taoism

Editors and affiliations

  • Youru Wang
    • 1
  • Sandra A. Wawrytko
    • 2
  1. 1.Rowan UniversityGlassboroUSA
  2. 2.San Diego State UniversitySan DiegoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature B.V. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-2938-6
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-2939-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-0275
  • Series Online ISSN 2542-8780
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