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Critical Buddhism: Engaging with Modern Japanese Buddhist Thought James Mark Shields

Critical Buddhism: Engaging with Modern Japanese Buddhist Thought

James Mark Shields

Published March 11th 2011
ISBN : 9781409417996
Paperback
240 pages
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 About the Book 

This is the first book:&ndashlength treatment of Critical Buddhism as both a philosophical and religious movement, where the lines between scholarship and practice blur. Providing a critical and constructive analysis of Critical Buddhism, particularly the epistemological categories of critica and topica, this book examines contemporary theories of knowledge and ethics in order to situate Critical Buddhism within modern Japanese and Buddhist thought as well as in relation to current trends in contemporary Western thought