A Study in Comparative Philosophy
By (author) David Loy
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Nonduality by David Loy
Book DescriptionMany Western philosophers are poorly informed about the issues involved in non-duality, since this topic is usually associated with various kinds of absolute idealism in the West, or mystical traditions in the East. Increasingly, however, this topic is finding its way into Western philosophical debates. In this "scholarly but leisurely and very readable" ("Spectrum Review") analysis of the philosophies of non-dualism of (Hindu) Vedanta, Mahayana Buddhism, and Taoism, Loy extracts what he calls "a core doctrine" of non-duality of seer and seen from these three worldviews and then applies the doctrine in various ways, including a critique of Derrida's deconstructionism.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781573923590
(230mm x 155mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Prometheus Books
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publish Date: 1-Nov-1997
Country of Publication: United States
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Whatever the differences in their methods and goals, psychotherapy, existentialism, and Buddhism are concerned with the same fundamental issues of life and death and death-in-life. This work brings all three traditions together in a synthesis receptive to the insights of each, thereby casting light on familiar problems.
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Author Biography - David Loy
David Loy is a professor on the Faculty of International Studies at Bunkyo University, Japan. He has been a student of Zen for over twenty-five years and is a qualified Zen teacher. 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, as well as numerous articles.
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