Working Emptiness

Working Emptiness : Toward a Third Reading of Emptiness in Buddhism and Postmodern Thought

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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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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 156.5 x 228.6 x 11.2mm | 249.48g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2 figs.
  • 0788500813
  • 9780788500817
  • 1,585,845

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