The Ethics of Sankara and Santideva: A Selfless Response to an Illusory World

1st Edition

Warren Lee Todd

Routledge
Published October 26, 2016
Reference - 232 Pages
ISBN 9781138272293 - CAT# Y315162
Series: Dialogues in South Asian Traditions: Religion, Philosophy, Literature and History

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Summary

Exploring the philosophical concerns of the nature of self, this book draws from two of the most influential Indian masters, Śaṅkara and Śāntideva. Todd demonstrates that an ethics of altruism is still possible within a metaphysics which assumes there to be no independent self. A new ethical model based on the notions of ’flickering consciousness’ and ’constructive altruism’ is proposed. By comparing the metaphysics and ethics of Śaṅkara and Śāntideva, Todd shows that the methodologies and aims of these Buddhist and Hindu masters trace remarkably similar cross-cutting paths. Treating Buddhism and Hinduism with equal respect, this book compares and reinterprets the Indian material so as to engage with contemporary Western debates on self and to show that Indian philosophy is indeed a philosophy of dialogue.

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