Nonduality: In Buddhism and Beyond

Nonduality: In Buddhism and Beyond

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Author: Loy, David R.

Brand: Wisdom Publications

Edition: Reprint

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 416

Release Date: 04-06-2019

Details: Product Description One of Western Buddhism’s most sophisticated thinkers on one of Buddhism’s most central topics. The concept of nonduality lies at the very heart of Mahayana Buddhism. In the West, it’s usually associated with various kinds of absolute idealism in the West, or mystical traditions in the East—and as a result, many modern philosophers are poorly informed on the topic. Increasingly, however, nonduality is finding its way into Western philosophical debates. In this “scholarly but leisurely and very readable” ( Spectrum Review) analysis of the philosophies of nondualism of (Hindu) Vedanta, Mahayana Buddhism, and Taoism, renowned thinker David R. Loy extracts what he calls “a core doctrine” of nonduality. Loy clarifies this easily misunderstood topic with thorough, subtle, and understandable analysis. ____ Previously published as Nonduality by Humanity Books.   Review “An important book tackling one of the central themes of Asian thought.”     -- Religious Studies Review “A valuable book on a topic that is essential to understanding the most important systems of Eastern thought.”   -- Buddhist Christian Studies “This book will teach you that you are not who you think you are — you are much, much more than that.”   -- Wes `Scoop’ Nisker, Buddhist meditation teacher and author of “Essential Crazy Wisdom,” and other books “A coherent and profound account of the underlying unity between what are ordinarily experienced as mutually exclusive oppositions: subject and object, perceiver and perceived, phenomena and the absolute. This is a brilliant book.”   -- Jason M. Wirth, Seattle University “David Loy's Nonduality is an under-appreciated landmark in cross-cultural philosophy.”  -- Guy Newland, Professor and Chair Department of Philosophy and Religion, Central Michigan University “This volume constitutes the second edition of David Loy's pioneering Nonduality. It comprises the first systematic introduction to a multiplicity of non-dual philosophical systems developed in South and East Asia in the English language. In it, David Loy explores alternatives to dualism with keen philosophical insight in a language that is clear, accessible, and engaging. It is a must-read for everyone interested in Asian and comparative philosophy.”  -- Gereon Kopf, Professor and Chair of Religion at Luther College and Adjunct Member of the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies at University of Iceland “David Loy’s Nonduality is a classic work in comparative philosophy exploring the similarities and differences between different forms of non-dual thinking. A must read for anyone interested in Asian philosophies.”  -- Richard King, Professor of Buddhist and Asian Studies, University of Kent “With fluid grace, David Loy engages one of the most central concepts of religious thought. Rendering the obscure clear and the abstract engaging, he offers intriguing parallels to Western texts. This is a book that I often return to, for it is a true companion for thinking of self in the world.”  -- Jonathan Garb, Gershom Scholem Chair in Kabbalah Hebrew University “For anyone interested in non-duality, perhaps the central issue of the world’s wisdom tradition, there is no better resource than David Loy’s remarkably clear and comprehensive book.”  -- Michael E. Zimmerman, University of Colorado at Boulder “This book is essential reading for anyone hoping to understand the authentic spirituality within religion. I believe that anyone who wishes to understand what Zen is about should read this book. In fact, anyone who wishes to understand the thread that runs through all mystical traditions should read this book.  It is a modern spiritual classic.” -- James Ford About the Author David R. Loy's most recent books include Ecodharma: Buddhist Teachings for the Ecological Crisis, and Lack & Transcendence, as well as  the acclaimed Money, Sex, War, Karma: Notes for a Buddhist Revolution; The Great Awakening: A Buddhist Social Theo

Package Dimensions: 8.8 x 6.0 x 1.0 inches

Languages: English