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Tetrapharmakos versus Four Noble Truths

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Tetrapharmakos versus Four Noble Truths

Post by damadeelche » December 2nd, 2019, 7:59 pm

Hi, My name is Elche. I am preparing a term paper and going to compare two philosophy: Epicureanism and Buddhism. My thesis statement will be as follow: Capital doctrines of Epicureanism and Buddhism are the same but because of conceptual differences they are two different philosophy. I will argue that four doctrines of them are the same but because of the definition of happiness the argument will be valid but not sound. there is going to be 4 premises and one conclusion. What do you think about my thesis statement? Can you give me a feedback if the argument make sense? Thank you very much.

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Re: Tetrapharmakos versus Four Noble Truths

Post by Felix » December 3rd, 2019, 6:20 pm

I don't see a correspondence between the two, in fact their ends are practically antithetical. The focus of Epicureanism is on attaining earthly happiness and contentment while Buddhism seeks liberation from the bondage of temporal pleasures (and suffering).
"We do not see things as they are; we see things as we are." - Anaïs Nin

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