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by: Sara Rahimzadeh

Buddha PHI 2016

Sara Rahimzadeh
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Eastern world philosophy Buddha Night of the Living Dead
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Sara Rahimzadeh on Tuesday September 20, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PHI 2016 at Florida State University taught by in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 3 views.


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Date Created: 09/20/16
Ancient Asian Philosophy: The Buddha How do you rate Night of the Living Dead? Are these Zombies? Background on Night of the Living Dead  Remade in 1990  Matheson’s ‘I Am Legend’ 1954  Ghouls Personal Identity  Physiological = the same physical stuff, same body  Psychological = the same mental stuff, same consciousness Why am I the same person? Buddha’s Life Story  Siddartha Gautama 560-480 BC  The Mythology; He sees: o An old man o A diseased man o A rotting corpse o An ascetic  Monk; someone who forgoes bodily/earthly pleasures in the pursuit of more understanding and something greater.  Meditated for years to find enlightenment Have you ever meditated? Suspicious of Metaphysics  Metaphysics = the study of what is o Difference between Eastern and Western processes o Is it real? Santa, unicorns, ghosts  Mythological and metaphysical thinking distorts rather than reveals what is real  Avoid esoteric philosophical questions  Focus on reality and knowledge; a guide for the good life A Rejection of Hinduism  Anatman = not self; a rejection of the permanent, enduring self.  Denied essentialism  Rejected the Caste system = accepted Untouchables  Human nature is suffering Four Noble Truths  A necessary part of human existence is suffering  Suffering is caused by ignorant craving  Suffering may be rooted out by overcoming desire  Following the Eightfold path is the way to overcome desire o Views o Aspirations o Speech o Conduct o Livelihood o Effort o Mindfulness o Rapture 2 Thich Nhat Hanh (1926 - )  Buddhism is a doctrine of awakening, a doctrine of insight and understanding  A new vision of humanity and life  The self is a concept which does not correspond to any reality 1=1, 2=2, and 1 does not equal 2; T or F Buddhism  Rejects the principle of identity  All is impermanent. Everything is in a state of perpetual change  Things and concepts. Concepts fail to encapsulate things  The table is more than your concept of it  Swarm of electrons  That which makes the table is constituted by non-table elements    3


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