Nothing Paperback

Three Inquiries in Buddhism

by Eric Cazdyn; Marcus Boon; Timothy Morton;

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Though contemporary European philosophy and critical theory have long had a robust engagement with Christianity, there has been no similar engagement with Buddhism-a surprising lack, given Buddhism's global reach and obvious affinities with much of Continental philosophy. This volume fills that gap, bringing together three scholars to offer individual, distinct, yet complementary philosophical takes on Buddhism. Focused on "nothing"-essential to Buddhism, of course, but also a key concept in critical theory from Hegel and Marx through deconstruction, queer theory, and contemporary speculative philosophy-the book explores different ways of rethinking Buddhism's nothing. Through an elaboration of "sunyata," or emptiness, in both critical and Buddhist traditions; an examination of the problem of praxis in Buddhism, Marxism, and psychoanalysis; and an explication of a "Buddaphobia" that is rooted in modern anxieties about nothingness, Marcus Boon, Eric Cazdyn, and Timothy Morton open up new spaces in which the radical cores of Buddhism and critical theory are renewed and revealed.

Nothing by Eric Cazdyn; Marcus Boon; Timothy Morton was published by The University of Chicago Press in October 2015. The ISBN for Nothing is 9780226233260.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherThe University of Chicago Press (October 2015)
Number of Pages296
Thickness18 mm
Height213 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code4341550
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