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Chinese and Comparative Philosophy 中國哲學與比較哲學

New Book – Nothingness in Asian Philosophy

Nothingness in Asian Philosophy – Routledge 2014

by Douglas Berger (editor) & Jeeloo Liu (editor)

From the Description at Amazon:

“A variety of crucial and still most relevant ideas about nothingness or emptiness have gained profound philosophical prominence in the history and development of a number of South and East Asian traditions—including in Buddhism, Daoism, Neo-Confucianism, Hinduism, Korean philosophy, and the Japanese Kyoto School. These traditions share the insight that in order to explain both the great mysteries and mundane facts about our experience, ideas of “nothingness” must play a primary role.”

“This collection of essays brings together the work of twenty of the world’s prominent scholars of Hindu, Buddhist, Daoist, Neo-Confucian, Japanese and Korean thought to illuminate fascinating philosophical conceptualizations of “nothingness” in both classical and modern Asian traditions. The unique collection offers new work from accomplished scholars and provides a coherent, panoramic view of the most significant ways that “nothingness” plays crucial roles in Asian philosophy. It includes both traditional and contemporary formulations, sometimes putting Asian traditions into dialogue with one another and sometimes with classical and modern Western thought. The result is a book of immense value for students and researchers in Asian and comparative philosophy”

And here’s the publisher’s site for the book, with a Table of Contents.

May 26th, 2014 Posted by | Academia, Books of Interest, Buddhism, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Confucianism, Daoism, Indian Philosophy, Japanese philosophy | 3 comments

3 Responses to New Book – Nothingness in Asian Philosophy

  1. Sounds wonderful, look forward to reading it, must order!

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  2. Steve Angle says:

    Congratulations, Doug and JeeLoo!

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  3. I second Michael and Steve.

    Within arm’s reach are several books on “emptiness” in Tibetan Buddhism roughly 500-700 pgs. each (that always makes me smile) that I’ve yet to finish!

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