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The Trouble with Buddhism
This book is a critique of Buddhism by a philosopher with about 20 years' experience of practising Buddhism. It attempts to judge Buddhism by the standards of its own key insight of the Middle Way. This book argues that Buddhism has often abandoned the Middle Way and allowed dogmatic metaphysical assumptions to take its place. The Buddha criticised appeals to metaphysics, ...more
Paperback, 308 pages
Published March 22nd 2011 by Lulu.com
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Just getting started on it but it is a very interesting take on the question of the role of metaphysics and dogma in Buddhism, among other issues. The author is a practicing Buddhist. The title may put some Buddhists off but he raises some great points. Many of them have been raised in the back of my own mind while I attempt travel the path.
Robert M Ellis is the founder of the Middle Way Society, which is devoted to developing the theory and practice of the Middle Way beyond the limitations of the Buddhist tradition. He has a PhD in Philosophy which formed the starting point of his work in developing Middle Way thought as an innovative practical philosophy drawing on various aspects of modern thought. His approach is described by Iai ...more