Emptiness and Omnipresence: An Essential Introduction to Tiantai Buddhism (World Philosophies) (Hardcover)

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Emptiness and Omnipresence: An Essential Introduction to Tiantai Buddhism (World Philosophies) (Hardcover)

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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.

Brook A. Ziporyn is Professor of Chinese Religion, Philosophy, and Comparative Thought at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago.
Product Details ISBN: 9780253021083
ISBN-10: 0253021081
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication Date: May 2nd, 2016
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: World Philosophies