On Buddhism by Keiji Nishitani,Jan Van Bragt,Robert E. Carter,Seisaku

By Keiji Nishitani,Jan Van Bragt,Robert E. Carter,Seisaku Yamamoto

Six lectures by way of eminent Buddhist philosopher Keiji Nishitani reflecting on Buddhism for the trendy world.

On Buddhism provides the 1st English-language translation of a sequence of lectures via Keiji Nishitani (1900–1990), a massive Buddhist philosopher and a key determine within the Kyoto college of jap philosophy. initially brought within the early Seventies, those lectures specialize in the transformation of tradition within the smooth age and the following decline within the significance of the relatives and faith. Nishitani’s trouble is that modernity, with its individualism, materialism, and contractual ethics, is an inadequate foundation for human relationships. With deep perception into either Buddhism and Christianity, he explores such matters because the nature of actual human life, the most important position of judgment of right and wrong in our strengthen to authenticity, and the wanted transformation of faith. Nishitani criticizes modern Buddhism for being too esoteric and asks that it “come down from Mt. Hiei” to reestablish itself as an essential resource of helpful beliefs and to indicate towards a manner of closing human even in a latest and postmodern world.

Seisaku Yamamoto is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Kyoto collage, Japan. Carter and Yamamoto are cotranslators of Watsuji Tetsuro's Rinrigaku: Ethics in Japan, additionally released by way of SUNY Press.

Robert E. Carter is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Trent collage, Canada. Robert E. Carter is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Trent college, Canada. Carter and Yamamoto are cotranslators of Watsuji Tetsuro's Rinrigaku: Ethics in Japan, and Carter is the writer of come across with Enlightenment: A examine of jap Ethics, either additionally released through SUNY Press.

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