Working Emptiness: Toward a Third Reading of Emptiness in Buddhism and Postmodern Thought (AAR Reflection and Theory in the Study of Religion)
Working Emptiness: Toward a Third Reading of Emptiness in Buddhism and Postmodern Thought (AAR Reflection and Theory in the Study of Religion)
Brand: Oxford University Press, USA

Working Emptiness: Toward a Third Reading of Emptiness in Buddhism and Postmodern Thought (AAR Reflection and Theory in the Study of Religion)

  • Publish Date: 1995-01-02
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Newman Robert Glass

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Newman Robert Glass argues that there are three workings of emptiness capable of grounding thinking and behavior: presence, difference, and essence. The first two readings, exemplified by Heidegger and Mark C. Taylor respectively, present opposing views of the work of emptiness in thinking. The third, essence, presents a position on the work of emptiness in desire and affect. Glass begins by offering a close analysis of presence and difference. He then fashions his own understanding of essence, or emptiness. He goes on to use this third reading to construct a comprehensive Buddhist position based in desire and affect -- a Buddhism of essence.


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