Monthly Archives: August 2015

Jātakas, Greek Tragedy, and the priority of brothers

Last weekend I went to see Antigone as part of the Edinburgh festival. Actually, to be honest, I was underwhelmed, both by Juliette Binoche’s performance and by the staging and production. I enjoyed the translation though, and some of the … Continue reading

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Heim on intention in Buddhist ethics

I have finally found a moment to finish reading Maria Heim’s 2014 book The Forerunner of All Things: Buddhaghosa on Mind, Intention, and Agency (Oxford University Press). In it, Heim uses Pali scriptures and the commentaries of Buddhaghosa to explore … Continue reading

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