Emptiness and Omnipresence : An Essential Introduction to Tiantai Buddhism

Description

Tiantai Buddhism emerged from an idiosyncratic and innovative interpretation of the Lotus Sutra to become one of the most complete, systematic, and influential schools of philosophical thought developed in East Asia. Brook A. Ziporyn puts Tiantai into dialogue with modern philosophical concerns to draw out its implications for ethics, epistemology, and metaphysics. Ziporyn explains Tiantai's unlikely roots, its positions of extreme affirmation and rejection, its religious skepticism and embrace of religious myth, and its view of human consciousness. Ziporyn reveals the profound insights of Tiantai Buddhism while stimulating philosophical reflection on its unexpected effects.

Details

Author(s)
Brook A. Ziporyn
Format
Paperback | 336 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 20.32mm | 38g
Publication date
02 May 2016
Publisher
Indiana University Press
Publication City/Country
Bloomington, IN, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
2 b&w illus., 1 table
ISBN10
025302112X
ISBN13
9780253021120
Bestsellers rank
596,445