Buddhism is a Religion: a guest post by Dr. David Brazier, Dharmavidya

Editor's note: It is a great honour to introduce this essay by Dharmavidya, Dr. David Brazier. As regular readers will know, I am interested in the question of concepts and how they are used in our study of things (or processes?) like Buddhism. When we call Buddhism a "philosophy", what does that mean? Well, what do we mean by "philosophy" and what do we mean by "Buddhism"? I explored the question last fall in Buddhism: religion or philosophy? and returned to some of the central issues in my … [Read more...]