Buddhism And Postmodernity

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About the Author:
Jin Y. Park is assistant professor of philosophy and religion at American University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780739118238
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • Publication date: 5/1/2008
  • Pages: 338
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.41 (h) x 1.09 (d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations     ix
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction     1
Centripetality: Buddhism and Metaphysics     9
The Silence of the Buddha     11
Hegel and Buddhism     31
The Logic of Nothing and A-Metaphysics     47
Centrifugality: Language and Violence     65
Language and Thinking: Subjectivity and Zen Huatou Meditation     67
Thinking and Violence: Zen Hermeneutics     101
Violence Institutionalized: The Social Dimension of Zen Language     121
The Tension: Buddhism and the Politics of Postmodernity     145
Modernity, Postmodernity, and the Question of Legitimation     147
Postmodern Small Discourses and the Huayan World of Mutually Non-interfering Phenomena     161
Envisioning Zen Ethics through Huayan Phenomenology     189
The Ethics of Tension: Toward Buddhist-Postmodern Ethics     205
Notes     223
Glossary of Chinese Characters     251
Bibliography     255
Index     273
About the Author     283
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