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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half title, Series editors, Title page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-2
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  1. 1. Just Here Is the End of Suffering: Letting Suffering Be in Early Buddhism
  2. pp. 3-22
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  1. 2. Rafts and Arrows: The Two Truths in Pre-Tiantai Buddhism
  2. pp. 23-36
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  1. 3. Neither Thus nor Otherwise: Mahāyāna Approaches to Emptiness
  2. pp. 37-53
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  1. 4. Buddha-Nature and Original Enlightenment
  2. pp. 54-67
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  1. 5. How to Not Know What You’re Doing: Introduction to the Lotus Sūtra
  2. pp. 68-85
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  1. 6. The New Middle Way: Highlights of the Lotus Sūtra in Tiantai Context
  2. pp. 86-116
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  1. 7. The Interpervasion of All Points of View: From the Lotus Sūtra to Tiantai
  2. pp. 117-142
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  1. 8. Tiantai: The Multiverse as You
  2. pp. 143-177
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  1. 9. Experiencing Tiantai: Experiments with Tiantai Practice
  2. pp. 178-234
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  1. 10. Tiantai Ethics and the Worst-Case Scenario
  2. pp. 235-272
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  1. Epilogue: So Far and Yet So Close
  2. pp. 273-286
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 287-302
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  1. Bibliography and Suggested Reading
  2. pp. 303-308
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 309-318
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  1. About the Author
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253021205
Related ISBN
9780253021083
MARC Record
OCLC
947084016
Pages
336
Launched on MUSE
2016-05-25
Language
English
Open Access
No
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