Embracing Illusion: Truth and Fiction in The Dream of the Nine Clouds / Edition 1

Embracing Illusion: Truth and Fiction in The Dream of the Nine Clouds / Edition 1

by Francisca Cho
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791429709

ISBN-13: 9780791429709

Pub. Date: 07/28/1996

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Embracing Illusion is an interdisciplinary study of a classic Korean novel. It argues that a work of narrative fiction can be taken seriously as Buddhist philosophical discourse. The capacity of fiction to speak on behalf of Buddhist truths is set in the larger context of how the literary imagination approaches the exploration of reality.  See more details below

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Embracing Illusion is an interdisciplinary study of a classic Korean novel. It argues that a work of narrative fiction can be taken seriously as Buddhist philosophical discourse. The capacity of fiction to speak on behalf of Buddhist truths is set in the larger context of how the literary imagination approaches the exploration of reality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791429709
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Series:
SUNY series, Toward a Comparative Philosophy of Religions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
5.89(w) x 8.91(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Laurie L. Patton and Paul J. Griffiths

1. Illusion and Imagination

2. Narratives and the Autobiographical Process

3. The Symmetry of Illusion and Reality

4. A Metaphysics in Search of Expression

5. Philosophy in Narrative Action

6. Remythologizing the Comparative Enterprise

Notes

Selected Bibliography

Index

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