Merleau-Ponty and Buddhism

Merleau-Ponty and Buddhism

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Merleau-Ponty and Buddhism explores a new mode of philosophizing through a comparative study of Maurice Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology and philosophies of major Buddhist thinkers including Nagarjuna, Chinul, Dogen, Shinran, and Nishida Kitaro. The book offers an intercultural philosophy in which opposites intermingle in a chiasmic relationship, and which brings new understanding regarding the self and the self's relation with others in a globalized and multicultural world.... the world with a a€œkind of attentiveness and wondera€ and a a€œdemand for awarenessa€ (PhP xxi)a€”similar to the heart of Buddhist practice. ... of Perception, Merleau-Ponty asks how we can ever come to the answer to any of lifea#39;s pressing questions, such as whether I should make ... to achieving the meeting of the inside and the outside, for there is no inside as psychic interior, nor outside as objective other.

Title:Merleau-Ponty and Buddhism
Author:Jin Y. Park, Gereon Kopf
Publisher:Lexington Books - 2009-08-13


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