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Nagarjuna's Madhyamaka: A Philosophical Introduction

Jan Westerhoff

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195375213
eISBN:
9780199871360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375213.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book contains a discussion of thought of the 2nd-century Indian Buddhist philosophy Nāgārjuna, the founder of the ‘Middle Way’ (Madhyamaka) school of Buddhist thought. The discussion is based on ... More


Is Everything Connected to Everything Else? What the Gopīs Know

Mark Siderits

in Moonshadows: Conventional Truth in Buddhist Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751426
eISBN:
9780199827190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751426.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

From the Madhyamaka claim that nothing has intrinsic nature it follows that nothing could be ultimately real. It is sometimes said to be a further consequence of emptiness that conventionally real ... More


Transcending Ethics

Charles Goodman

in Consequences of Compassion: An Interpretation and Defense of Buddhist Ethics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195375190
eISBN:
9780199871377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375190.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter explains the sense in which Mahāyāna practitioners must go beyond ethics, relating this concept to the doctrine of no self. Advanced Mahayanists internalize morality so completely that ... 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


Orthodoxy and Plurality

in Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748636
eISBN:
9780804779395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.003.0053
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In this chapter, Shinkei talks about the notion that a style is not in accord with the Way unless it is the orthodox style. That may be true when the issue is about the language of renga, but its ... More


Travelers on the Buddha's Path

Karen C. Lang

in Four Illusions: Candrakirti's Advice to Travelers on the Bodhisattva Path

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151138
eISBN:
9780199870448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151135.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Candrakiriti was a Mahāyāna Buddhist whose numerous philosophical treatises on the Madhyamaka school were written between the mid‐sixth to the mid‐seventh centuries c.e. Traditional accounts of his ... More


Emptiness

David E. Cooper

in The Measure of Things: Humanism, Humility, and Mystery

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199235988
eISBN:
9780191696688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235988.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the Mahayana Buddhist notion of ‘emptiness’ and Heidegger's meditations, in his later writings, on ‘Being’ and ‘Enowning’ to explain a doctrine of mystery that does not try to ... More


Introduction Coleridge's Later Poetry

Morton D. Paley

in Coleridge's Later Poetry

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186854
eISBN:
9780191674570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186854.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Samuel Taylor Coleridge always had a number of poetic voices, but their composition and relative importance changed dramatically. It is the argument of this book that this body of work is worth ... More


Dogen’s apophasis

J. P. Williams

in Denying Divinity: Apophasis in the Patristic Christian and Soto Zen Buddhist Traditions

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269991
eISBN:
9780191683855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269991.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology, World Religions

Dogen's basic presentation of the Buddhist Way is entirely orthodox. He intends the practitioner to cease grasping and clinging to phenomena and to concepts, and sees the way to achieving this ... More


Jude the Obscure:: What Does a Man Want?

Marjorie Garson

in Hardy's Fables of Integrity: Woman, Body, Text

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122234
eISBN:
9780191671371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122234.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Jude is recognized through how his inner life is constituted with the rhythm of repulsion, desire, and renunciation. Jude is known for his wants, and his wants are consequently perceived in terms of ... More


Conclusion

Zina Giannopoulou

in Plato's Theaetetus as a Second Apology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199695294
eISBN:
9780191755873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695294.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The last chapter shows that Socrates’ final reference to and validation of spiritual obstetrics supports the interpretation of Theaetetus as a dialogue that frames and debates issues of Apology. ... More


/ Teaching the Law: Gary Snyder's Poetics of Emptiness

Jonathan Stalling

in Poetics of Emptiness: Transformations of Asian Thought in American Poetry

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823231447
eISBN:
9780823241835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231447.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter explores the didactic and soteriological function of classical Chinese poetics that take shape in Snyder's desire to transmit the Buddhist dharma, so that it may shed some light on how ... More


Language of Emptiness: Wai-lim Yip's Daoist Project

Jonathan Stalling

in Poetics of Emptiness: Transformations of Asian Thought in American Poetry

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823231447
eISBN:
9780823241835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231447.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter begins by exploring an influential poetics of emptiness, drawn from a historically specific transpacific “Daoist” poetics. Yip postulates a transpacific imaginary in which Chinese ... More


/ Pacing the Void: Theresa Hak Kyung Cha's Dictée

Jonathan Stalling

in Poetics of Emptiness: Transformations of Asian Thought in American Poetry

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823231447
eISBN:
9780823241835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231447.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter shows how Cha's novel/poem Dictée, unquestionably the most important transpacific document of American Postmodernism has not been adequately contextualized within the explicit East Asian ... 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


Emptiness and Temporality: Buddhism and Medieval Japanese Poetics

Esperanza Ramirez-Christensen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748889
eISBN:
9780804779401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748889.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book is an account of classical Japanese poetics, based on the two concepts of emptiness (jo-ha-kyū) and temporality (mujō) that ground the medieval practice and understanding of poetry. It ... More


Morality without God

Charles E. Scott

in Styles of Piety: Practicing Philosophy after the Death of God

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225002
eISBN:
9780823237081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225002.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines three viable approaches to God, i.e., styles of piety: theism, atheism, and deism. Using Psalm 8 as a base text, Scott sees the infinitude of space ... More


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

Graham Priest

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199688258
eISBN:
9780191767586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688258.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The book concerns what it is to be one, and the complex issues raised fall generally under the rubric of “the one and the many”. The book has three parts. The first centres around the question of ... More


‘Like a Shell on a Sandhill’: Woolf’s Images of Emptiness

Julia Briggs

in Reading Virginia Woolf

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624348
eISBN:
9780748651856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624348.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter studies absence as emptiness, an empty vessel that once held life. It looks at the connections between the empty house, the empty shell and the skull – which is the most traditional ... More


Medieval Symbolic Poetry and Buddhist Discourse

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/9780804748889.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In the treatise, Korai fūteishō, Shunzei views poetry as the mediating link between man and external reality. In modern Japanese scholarship, moto no kokoro has been equated with the concept of ... More


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