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Buddhist History of the West a: Studies in Lack (Suny Series in Religious Studies)

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Roy (international studies, Bunkyo U., Japan) explores the Western desire to ground oneself or make oneself feel more real, arising from a self-conscious ungroundedness which we experience as a sense of lack. Using a contemporary Buddhist perspective, the author discusses ways that our understanding of this sense of lack has changed at important points in history, and the largely unconscious ways in which we have tried to resolve our lack. Issues covered include freedom, progress, delusive craving (for fame, romantic love, money), modernity, civil society, the "means/end problem in modern life," and the modern economic system. Earlier drafts of some of the chapters have been previously published in academic journals and books.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780791452608
Author:
Loy, David R.
Author:
Roy, David
Author:
Roy, David R.
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Location:
Albany
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
World
Subject:
Self
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Civilization, western
Subject:
Identity
Subject:
Philosophy, buddhist
Subject:
Self-consciousness
Subject:
Buddhism -- History.
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Identity (psychology)
Subject:
Self (philosophy)
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
SUNY series in religious studies
Series Volume:
no. 65.
Publication Date:
20020131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
260
Dimensions:
9.18x6.22x.60 in. .77 lbs.

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