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I think this book is excellent. A philosophical introduction to Buddhism is just what is needed, and I would very much welcome it. It is written by an accomplished moral philosopher, who treats the material in a careful, sensitive and philosophically rigorous manner.
Jonardon Ganeri, Nottingham University --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Christopher W. Gowans is professor of philosophy at Fordham University, USA. He is editor of Moral Disagreements (Routledge 2000), Moral Dilemmas (Oxford University Press 1987) and the author of Innocence Lost: An Examination of Inescapable Wrongdoing (Oxford University Press 1994). --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Prof. Gowans text is a concise, easily understandable text, which unpacks for the reader not only what the Buddha thought, but how he arrived at this thinking. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
If you are looking for a Kindle edition of Archie Bahm's "Philosophy of the Buddha" this is not it. It is by a different author. Read morePublished on November 5, 2012 by Steven Paul Hamilton
The Buddha was one of history's greatest psychologists, phenomenologists, diagnosticians, and ethicists. Read morePublished on September 26, 2011 by not me
This is an old treatment of Buddhist philosophy, but still the best one I have read. Dr. Bahm knows what he is talking about as he did his doctoral work in Thailand with Buddhists. Read morePublished on November 14, 2009 by B. G. Fowler
Archie Bahm was a very hip philosophy professor. He is a fine scholar, and his talent was in creating accessibility, and pleasant understandability for the modern layman, without... Read morePublished on December 13, 2007 by George A. Pine