Released on 2010-10-28Categories Philosophy

Buddhism and Postmodernity

Buddhism and Postmodernity

Author: Jin Y. Park

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739164279

Category: Philosophy

Page: 338

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Through a close analysis of Zen encounter dialogues (gong'ans) and Huayan Buddhist philosophy, Buddhism and Postmodernity offers a new ethical paradigm for Buddhist-postmodern philosophy.
Released on 2016-12-05Categories Religion

Buddhism and Postmodern Imaginings in Thailand

Buddhism and Postmodern Imaginings in Thailand

Author: James Taylor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351954433

Category: Religion

Page: 252

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This book presents a rethink on the significance of Thai Buddhism in an increasingly complex and changing post-modern urban context, especially following the financial crisis of 1997. Defining the cultural nature of Thai ’urbanity’; the implications for local/global flows, interactions and emergent social formations, James Taylor opens up new possibilities in understanding the specificities of everyday urban life as this relates to perceptions, conceptions and lived experiences of religiosity. Changes in the centre are also reverberating in the remaining forests and the monastic tradition of forest-dwelling which has sourced most of the nation’s modern saints. The text is based on ethnography taking into account the rich variety of everyday practices in a mélange of the religious. In Thailand, Buddhism is so intimately interconnected with national identity and social, economic and ethno-political concerns as to be inseparable. Taylor argues here that in recent years there has been a marked reformulation of important conventional cosmologies through new and challenging Buddhist ideas and practices. These influences and changes are as much located outside as inside the Buddhist temples/monasteries.
Released on 2000-08-24Categories Philosophy

Zen and the Art of Postmodern Philosophy

Zen and the Art of Postmodern Philosophy

Author: Carl Olson

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791446549

Category: Philosophy

Page: 309

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Carl Olson is Professor of Religious Studies at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania. His previous books include The Indian Renouncer and Postmodern Poison: A Cross-Cultural Encounter and The Theology and Philosophy of Eliade: A Search for the Centre.
Released on 1995Categories Literary Criticism

Working Emptiness

Working Emptiness

Author: Newman Robert Glass

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002695520

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 146

View: 374

Newman Robert Glass argues that there are three workings of emptiness capable of grounding thinking and behavior: presence, difference, and essence. The first two readings, exemplified by Heidegger and Mark C. Taylor respectively, present opposing views of the work of emptiness in thinking.The third, essence, presents a position on the work of emptiness in desire and affect. Glass begins by offering a close analysis of presence and difference. He then fashions his own understanding of essence, or emptiness. He goes on to use this third reading to construct a comprehensive Buddhistposition based in desire and affect -- a Buddhism of essence.
Released on 1996-01-02Categories Religion

Healing Deconstruction

Healing Deconstruction

Author: David Loy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195345483

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 354

This collection reflects the confluence of two contemporary developments: the Buddhist-Christian dialogue and the deconstruction theory of Jacques Derrida. The five essays both explore and demonstrate the relationship between postmodernism and Buddhist-Christian thought. The liberating and healing potential of de-essentialized concepts and images, language, bodies and symbols are revealed throughout. Included are essays by Roger Corless, David Loy, Philippa Berry, Morny Joy, and Robert Magliola.
Released on 2002Categories Literary Collections

Postmodernity and Cross-culturalism

Postmodernity and Cross-culturalism

Author: Yoshinobu Hakutani

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838639089

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 214

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Whereas the text of modernity thrived on its rhythms, symbols, and representations of beauty, and above all on its impersonality, postmodernity in the late decades of the twentieth century sought relationships outside the text - those between literature and history, philosophy, psychology, society, and culture. The exploration of such relationships is literary to postmodernity as it is ancillary to modernity."--BOOK JACKET.
Released on 2009Categories Philosophy

Buddhist Philosophy

Buddhist Philosophy

Author: William Edelglass

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132185591

Category: Philosophy

Page: 488

View: 807

Acknowledgments. Table of Contents. Introduction. Part I: Metaphysics and Ontology. 1. Theravada Metaphysics and Ontology: Kaccanagotta (Samyutta-nikaya) and Abhidhammatthasangaha Noa Ronkin. 2. Nagarjuna's Mulamadhyamakakarika (Fundamental Verses of the Middle Way): Chapter XXIV: Examination of the Four Noble Truths, Jay L. Garfield. 3. Vasubandhu's Trisvabhavanirdesa (Treatise on the Three Natures), Jay L. Garfield. 4. Santaraksita's "Neither-One-Nor-Many" Argument from The Ornament of the Middle Way (Madhyamakalamkara): A Classical Buddhist Argument on the Ontological Status of Ph.
Released on 2021-08-12Categories Religion

An Introduction to Engaged Buddhism

An Introduction to Engaged Buddhism

Author: Paul Fuller

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350129092

Category: Religion

Page: 248

View: 456

This textbook introduces and explores the ideas, practices and philosophy of engaged Buddhism. The movement holds that suffering is not just caused by the cravings of the mind, but also by political and social factors; therefore, engaged Buddhists 'engage' with social issues to achieve liberation. Paul Fuller outlines the movement's origins and principles. He then offers a comprehensive analysis of the central themes and issues of engaged Buddhism, offering new insights into the formation of modern Buddhism. The range of issues covered includes politics, gender, environmentalism, identity, blasphemy and violence. These are illustrated by case studies and examples from a range of locations where Buddhism is practised. Discussion points and suggested further reading are provided at the end of each chapter, which will further enrich undergraduates' grasp of the topic.