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Absence of Self, and the Net of Indra

Graham Priest

in One: Being an Investigation into the Unity of Reality and of its Parts, including the Singular Object which is Nothingness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199688258
eISBN:
9780191767586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688258.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues that every object is empty of self-nature. First, it argues that what it is to be a particular person — their quiddity — is to be a locus in a network of relations to other ... More


The Aesthetics of Emptiness: Sky Art

Yuriko Saito

in Aesthetics of the Familiar: Everyday Life and World-Making

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780199672103
eISBN:
9780191838682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199672103.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Art is the most effective vehicle for unearthing and highlighting the aesthetic potentials of the everyday life that generally do not garner attention because of their ubiquitous presence and ... More


Anātmavāda versus Pudgalavāda in Abhidharmic and Postcanonical Literature

Hugh Nicholson

in The Spirit of Contradiction in Christianity and Buddhism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190455347
eISBN:
9780190455361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190455347.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter continues where the previous chapter left off, by examining several classic statements of the No-self doctrine in Pali and Sanskrit Buddhist literature. These statements invariably occur ... More


Believers

John Corrigan

in Emptiness: Feeling Christian in America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226237466
eISBN:
9780226237633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226237633.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

American Christians fear words. Beginning with Puritan colonists, Americans have been deeply concerned about being deceived by empty words and empty doctrines, and consequently by having their ... More


Between Being and Emptiness: Toward an Eco-ontology of Inhabitation

Thomas M. Alexander

in The Human Eros: Eco-ontology and the Aesthetics of Existence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251209
eISBN:
9780823252756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251209.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter discusses the “eco-ontological” position by putting John Dewey into conversation with the Madhyamika Buddhism of Nāgārjuna. It compares the Western tradition’s “ontology of identity” ... More


Buddhism and the Deconstruction of Selfhood

Amanda Porterfield

in The Transformation of American Religion: The Story of a Late-Twentieth-Century Awakening

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131376
eISBN:
9780199834570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131371.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Buddhism emerged as an important component of American culture in the late twentieth century. New laws lifting restrictions on Asian immigrants contributed to this development, as did changes in ... More


Causation and Emptiness in Early Madhyamaka

Mark Siderits

in Studies in Buddhist Philosophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198754862
eISBN:
9780191816369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754862.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In this essay Siderits evaluates a recent critique of early Madhyamaka, claiming that its attack on realism about causation is fallacious. The Mādhyamikas (and the Ābhidharmikas) argue that partite ... More


The Chill and the Meager (Hieyase): Poetics and the Philosophy of the Privative

in Emptiness and Temporality: Buddhism and Medieval Japanese Poetics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748889
eISBN:
9780804779401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748889.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Shinkei composed a hokku to which Sōgi wrote a tsukeku, providing concrete evidence that Sōgi learned a lot from Shinkei during their mutual participation at sessions in Musashi during the Ōnin War. ... More


Compassion and the Net of Indra

Graham Priest

in Moonpaths: Ethics and Emptiness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190260507
eISBN:
9780190260538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190260507.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter addresses the question of why compassion (karuṇā) is a central moral virtue of Buddhism. It considers the Madhyamaka tradition, as well as later Buddhist traditions that have endorsed ... More


Compassion out of Wisdom: Buddhist Perspectives from the Past toward the Human Future

Ruben L. F. Habito

in Altruism and Altruistic Love: Science, Philosophy, and Religion in Dialogue

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195143584
eISBN:
9780199848119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143584.003.0031
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

A collection of texts are said to contain early strata of transmitted teachings of Gautama the Buddha. The term brahma-vihā-ra refers to a tetrad of cardinal virtues. The term maître is placed in the ... More


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