Review of "Why Buddhism is True"

  • The following is a review of the book "Why Buddhism is True", which evaluates the claims of Buddhism in light of the Epicurean canon. Here is the full review (please share and comment):


    Two of the portions concern the idea of the self and the idea of feeling as an important component of human cognitive function. Buddhism teaches that there is no self. I argue that if Buddhists would look for a concrete self rather than a Platonic self, they would find it, and I share several theories relevant to a concrete self.

    As secular Buddhism continues expanding in the West as a viable alternative for atheists, its arguments will continue to get more sophisticated, and it is likely that Buddhism will produce intellectual challenges worthy of our respect and attention in the coming decades.


    "Please always remember my doctrines!" - Epicurus' last words