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Words That Burn: Why Did the Buddha Say What He Did?

Jonardon Ganeri

in The Concealed Art of the Soul: Theories of Self and Practices of Truth in Indian Ethics and Epistemology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202416
eISBN:
9780191708558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202416.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines the idea that the Buddha's teachings are protreptic, in the sense that they aim to transform the listener. The metaphor of philosophy as a medicine is explored in detail, and ... More


The Concealed Art of the Soul: Theories of Self and Practices of Truth in Indian Ethics and Epistemology

Jonardon Ganeri

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202416
eISBN:
9780191708558
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202416.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The mistakes we make about ourselves result in our deepest sufferings. Philosophy, meant to be a medicine for our souls' affliction, claims to offer both a diagnosis and a cure. This book looks to ... More


The Ethics of Philodemus

Voula Tsouna

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199292172
eISBN:
9780191711770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199292172.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This book presents a study of the ethics of the Epicurean philosopher Philodemus, who taught Virgil, influenced Horace, and was praised by Cicero. His works have only recently become available to ... More


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