Review Questions For Chapter 1

1. What is it, according to Siderits, that sets philosophy apart from other disciplines? In what two ways does Siderits respond to the hypothetical objection that philosophy has not discovered any facts?

2. Summarize Siderits’s remarks on the relationship of ethics and religion on page 3.

3. In what ways is Buddhism a religion, and in what ways is it not a religion, according to Siderits?

4. Summarize in detail Siderits’s observations about the doctrines of karma and rebirth.

5. What is the difference, in your author’s view, between studying Buddhism as religion and studying Buddhism as philosophy?

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