• Title: Buddhism and Postmodernity: Zen, Huayan, and the Possibility of Buddhist Postmodern Ethics
  • Author: Jin Y. Park
  • ISBN: 9780739118245
  • Page: 322
  • Format: Paperback
  • Buddhism and Postmodernity Zen Huayan and the Possibility of Buddhist Postmodern Ethics Buddhism and Postmodernity is a response to some of the questions that have emerged in the process of Buddhism s encounters with modernity and the West Jin Y Park broadly outlines these questions as f
    Buddhism and Postmodernity is a response to some of the questions that have emerged in the process of Buddhism s encounters with modernity and the West Jin Y Park broadly outlines these questions as follows first, why are the interpretations and evaluations of Buddhism so different in Europe in the nineteenth century , in the United States in the twentieth century , aBuddhism and Postmodernity is a response to some of the questions that have emerged in the process of Buddhism s encounters with modernity and the West Jin Y Park broadly outlines these questions as follows first, why are the interpretations and evaluations of Buddhism so different in Europe in the nineteenth century , in the United States in the twentieth century , and in traditional Asia second, why does Zen Buddhism, which offers a radically egalitarian vision, maintain a strongly authoritarian leadership and third, what ethical paradigm can be drawn from the Buddhist postmodern form of philosophy Park argues that, as unrelated as these questions may seem, the issues that have generated them are related to perennial philosophical themes of identity, institutional power, and ethics, respectively Each of these themes constitutes one section of Buddhism and Postmodernity Park discusses the three issues in the book through the exploration of the Buddhist concepts of self and others, language and thinking, and universality and particularities Most of this discussion is drawn from the East Asian Buddhist traditions of Zen and Huayan Buddhism in connection with the Continental philosophies of postmodernism, hermeneutics, and deconstruction Self critical from both the Buddhist and Western philosophical perspectives, Buddhism and Postmodernity points the reader toward a new understanding of Buddhist philosophy and offers a Buddhist postmodern ethical paradigm that challenges normative ethics of metaphysical traditions.

    One Reply to “Buddhism and Postmodernity: Zen, Huayan, and the Possibility of Buddhist Postmodern Ethics”

    1. Dr. Park's work is amazing! I read it continuously, yet make little progress. I think I am going through it so slowly because it offers so many well thought out and developed ideas.It is rich, well written, and delightful.I do not know if she would label herself a Buddhist, however someone who has studied Buddhism for 20 years, it is my favorite book on the topic. Also, her depth of knowledge of Eastern and Western Buddhism leaves me somewhat stunned at times. I highly recommend to fellow philos [...]

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