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Zen and Western Thought

Zen and Western Thought
Author(s) : Abe , Masao and edited by William LaFleur
Publishers Price : 19.50
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Availability : Currently in stock
ISBN : 082481214X
EAN : 9780824812140
Cover : Paperback
Pages : 332
Size : 214 x 138mm
Publisher : Hawaii Univ Press
Published : 1988
Category : Philosophy
Category 2 : Zen: General
Zen Buddhism is often thought of in the West as a kind of anti-philosophy, a matter of living in the present moment of experience without any intellectual framework or presuppositions. Zen does indeed lead to a new quality of consciousness in which the world is experienced directly and not through a grid of culturally created concepts. But behind the Zen practice of meditation there lies a profound and subtle philosophy developed over many centuries - this book makes that philosophy available to the West by presenting it in dialogue with some of the major traditions of Western thought.

An indispensible work for any study of Zen thought." Religious Studies Review.

"This collection of Abe's essays is a welcome addition to philosophy and comparative philosophy. It is must reading for those who are interested in the comparative study of Zen Buddhism and Western thought . . . Above all, the volume is a rigorous and compassionate defence of Zen as an all-embracing philosophy" Asian Thought and Society.

"This collection of sixteen essays represents the achievement of perhaps the best known philosophical interpreter of Zen in the West since D.T.Suzuki." Journal of Religion.
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