A Buddhist History of the West: Studies in Lack

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Overview

A Buddhist interpretation of Western history that shows civilization shaped by the self's desire for groundedness.
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“A polymath’s tour through intellectual and social history, David Loy’s Buddhist retelling goes far in revealing the historically conditioned limitations of many dominant Western terms, metaphors, and assumptions. By reinterpreting greed, ill will, and delusion as structural rather than personal problems, Loy offers a compassionate account of ways that we make ourselves unhappy and a trenchant critique of market capitalism’s manipulation of these habits of mind.” — The Journal of Asian Studies

“…his study of European history from what he calls the perspective of lack reveals astonishing yet previously barely highlighted insights into European thought … Loy’s book is filled with observations and indictments of common myths that are not only provocative in nature but sure to challenge many of the presuppositions that the proponents of the so-called Western World hold dear.” — Philosophy East & West

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791452608
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Series: SUNY Series in Religious Studies
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 260
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

David R. Loy is Professor in the Faculty of International Studies at Bunkyo University, Japan. He is the author of Lack and Transcendence: The Problem of Death and Life in Psychotherapy, Existentialism, and Buddhism and Nonduality: A Study in Comparative Philosophy.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction: Toward a Buddhist Perspective

1. The Lack of Freedom

2. The Lack of Progress

3. The Renaissance of Lack

4. The Lack of Modernity

5. The Lack of Civil Society

6. Preparing for Something That Never Happens

7. The Religion of the Market

Afterword: The Future of Lack

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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