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  1. Emptiness appraised: a critical study of Nāgārjuna's philosophy.David Burton - 1999 - Richmond, Surrey, England: Curzon.
    Emptiness means that all entities are empty of, or lack, inherent existence - entities have a merely conceptual, constructed existence. Though Nagarjuna advocates the Middle Way, his philosophy of emptiness nevertheless entails nihilism, and his critiques of the Nyaya theory of knowledge are shown to be unconvincing.
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    Buddhism: a contemporary philosophical investigation.David Burton - 2017 - New York: Routledge.
    Buddhism, in its diverse forms and throughout its long history, has had a profound influence on Asian cultures and the lives of countless individuals. In recent times, it has also attracted great interest among people in other parts of the world, including philosophers. Buddhist traditions often deal with ideas and concerns that are central to philosophy. A distinctively Buddhist philosophy of religion can be developed which focuses on Buddhist responses to issues such as the problem of suffering, the purpose and (...)
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    Knowledge and Liberation: Philosophical Ruminations on a Buddhist Conundrum.David F. Burton - 2002 - Philosophy East and West 52 (3):326 - 345.
    A philosophical analysis is offered of the relationship between knowledge and liberation in Buddhism. Buddhists often consider the knowledge of impermanence as a key to liberation from craving, attachment, and hence suffering. However, it can be objected that one may know that things are impermanent and yet still be subject to craving and attachment. In the face of this objection, critical consideration is given to five ways in which one might preserve the claim that a knowledge of things as they (...)
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    Curing Diseases of Belief and Desire: Buddhist Philosophical Therapy.David Burton - 2010 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 66:187-217.
    It seems uncontroversial that Buddhism is therapeutic in intent. The word ‘therapy’ is often used, however, to denote methods of treating medically defined mental illnesses, while in the Buddhist context it refers to the treatment of deep-seated dissatisfaction and confusion that, it is claimed, afflict us all. The Buddha is likened to a doctor who offers a medicine to cure the spiritual ills of the suffering world. In the Pāli scriptures, one of the epithets of the Buddha is ‘the Great (...)
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    The Cowherds, Moonpaths: Ethics and Emptiness: Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2016, Xi + 274 pp, ISBN 978-0-19-02605-1-4.David Burton - 2016 - Journal of the Indian Council of Philosophical Research 33 (3):519-522.
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    Buddhism, Knowledge and Liberation: A Philosophical Study.David Burton - 2004 - Routledge.
    Buddhism is essentially a teaching about liberation - from suffering, ignorance, selfishness and continued rebirth. Knowledge of 'the way things really are' is thought by many Buddhists to be vital in bringing about this emancipation. This book is a philosophical study of the notion of liberating knowledge as it occurs in a range of Buddhist sources. Buddhism, Knowledge and Liberation assesses the common Buddhist idea that knowledge of the three characteristics of existence is the key to liberation. It argues that (...)
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    Emptiness in Mahāyāna Buddhism.David Burton - 2013 - In Steven M. Emmanuel (ed.), A Companion to Buddhist Philosophy. Chichester, UK: Wiley. pp. 151–163.
    Emptiness is a central concept in Mahāyāna Buddhist philosophy; however, it has multiple meanings. The purpose of this chapter is to identify the most prominent meanings of emptiness in Mahāyāna Buddhism and highlight some important interpretive disputes. This chapter is also an exercise in comparative philosophizing; it discusses similarities between the emptiness concept and some Western philosophical ideas. The Madhyamaka assertion that all things are empty means that they are all dependently originating; they lack or are empty of autonomous existence (...)
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    History, Hubris, and the Heisenberg Principle.David H. Burton - 1975 - Thought: Fordham University Quarterly 50 (1):84-93.
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    Justice Holmes and The Jesuits.David H. Burton - 1982 - American Journal of Jurisprudence 27 (1):32-45.
    The Reputation of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., one of the chief architects of twentieth century American law, has gone through a number of phases, changing from being altogether praiseworthy in the last years of his life and the first years after his death in 1935 to that of more sober evaluations. Writing at mid-century Henry Steele Commager offered the judgment that Holmes had had about him “much of the Olympian [and] something of the Mephistophelean.” The most useful account of (...)
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  10. Some irrational aspects of representative thinkers in America's machine age.David Henry Burton - 1951 - Washington: [S.N.].
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    The Intellectualism of Edwin Arlington Robinson.David H. Burton - 1969 - Thought: Fordham University Quarterly 44 (4):565-580.
    The poetic art of Edwin Arlington Robinson mirrored remarkably the sources of the American mind of his generation and the growth nurtured by these sources.
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  12. Theodore Roosevelt and Edwin Arlington Robinson: A Common Vision.David H. Burton - 1968 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 49 (3):331.
     
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    Theodore Roosevelt's Social Darwinism and Views on Imperialism.David H. Burton - 1965 - Journal of the History of Ideas 26 (1):103.
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    Review of The Notion of Diṭṭhi in Theravāda Buddhism: The Point of View by Paul Fuller. [REVIEW]David Burton - 2007 - Buddhist Studies Review 23 (2):265-267.
    The Notion of Ditthi in Theravada Buddhism: The Point of View, Paul Fuller, pp. xiv + 257, £65.00. ISBN 0 415-34293-7.
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