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By Jin Y. Park

Buddhism and Postmodernity is a reaction to a couple of the questions that experience emerged within the technique of Buddhism's encounters with modernity and the West. Jin Y. Park generally outlines those questions as follows: first, why are the interpretations and reviews of Buddhism so diversified in Europe (in the 19th century), within the usa (in the 20th century), and in conventional Asia; moment, why does Zen Buddhism, which deals a noticeably egalitarian imaginative and prescient, hold a strongly authoritarian management; and 3rd, what moral paradigm might be drawn from the Buddhist-postmodern kind of philosophy? Park argues that, as unrelated as those questions could seem, the problems that experience generated them are concerning perennial philosophical subject matters of identification, institutional strength, and ethics, respectively. every one of those subject matters constitutes one component to Buddhism and Postmodernity. Park discusses the 3 concerns within the booklet during the exploration of the Buddhist ideas of self and others, language and pondering, and universality and particularities. such a lot of this dialogue is drawn from the East Asian Buddhist traditions of Zen and Huayan Buddhism in reference to the Continental philosophies of postmodernism, hermeneutics, and deconstruction. Self-critical from either the Buddhist and Western philosophical views, Buddhism and Postmodernity issues the reader towards a brand new knowing of Buddhist philosophy and gives a Buddhist-postmodern moral paradigm that demanding situations normative ethics of metaphysical traditions.

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