Critical Buddhism Hardback

Engaging with Modern Japanese Buddhist Thought

by James Mark Shields;


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Critical Buddhism

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In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the relative calm world of Japanese Buddhist scholarship was thrown into chaos with the publication of several works by Buddhist scholars Hakamaya Noriaki and Matsumoto Shiro, dedicated to the promotion of something they called Critical Buddhism (hihan bukkyo). In their quest to reestablish a 'true' - rational, ethical and humanist - form of East Asian Buddhism, the Critical Buddhists undertook a radical deconstruction of historical and contemporary East Asian Buddhism, particularly Zen. While their controversial work has received some attention in English-language scholarship, this is the first book-length treatment of Critical Buddhism as both a philosophical and religious movement, where the lines between scholarship and practice blur. Providing a critical and constructive analysis of Critical Buddhism, particularly the epistemological categories of critica and topica, this book examines contemporary theories of knowledge and ethics in order to situate Critical Buddhism within modern Japanese and Buddhist thought as well as in relation to current trends in contemporary Western thought.

Critical Buddhism by James Mark Shields was published by Ashgate Publishing Group in March 2011. The ISBN for Critical Buddhism is 9781409417989.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherAshgate Publishing Group (March 2011)
Weight546g
Number of Pages240
Thickness14 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9781409417989
ISBN-101409417980
Product Code4535076
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