David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Chinese Philosophy 39 (2):260-271 (2012)
Huayan Buddhist philosophers and John Dewey share a perspective on emptiness or dependent origination. This article compares Dewey's local, contextual, and relational metaphysics with Huayan thinkers’ use of the metaphor of Indra's jewel net to extend their relational metaphysics to an infinite extent. Huayan thinkers base their ethics of compassion on the recognition of the infinite relatedness of all things. Dewey prefers constructing social institutions that foster experiences that are reliably aesthetically unified. This dispute is significant because pragmatism and Buddhism both provide promising ethical positions based on the understanding of persons as temporally limited and relational
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Imre Hamar (2007). Reflecting Mirrors: Perspectives on Huayan Buddhism. Harrassowitz Verlag.
Nicholaos Jones (2010). Nyāya-Vaiśesika Inherence, Buddhist Reduction, and Huayan Total Power. Journal of Chinese Philosophy 37 (2):215-230.
Newman Robert Glass (1995). Working Emptiness: Toward a Third Reading of Emptiness in Buddhism and Postmodern Thought. Scholars Press.
Nicholaos John Jones (2010). Mereological Heuristics for Huayan Buddhism. Philosophy East and West 60 (3):355-368.
Jin Park (2010). Buddhism and Postmodernity: Zen, Huayan, and the Possibility of Buddhist Postmodern Ethics. Rowman & Littlefield.
Peter D. Hershock (2010). Review of Jin Y. Park, Buddhism and Postmodernity: Zen, Huayan, and the Possibility of Buddhist Postmodern Ethics. [REVIEW] Sophia 49 (1):153-155.
Jeremiah Conway (2001). A Buddhist Critique of Nussbaum's Account of Compassion. Philosophy in the Contemporary World 8 (1):7-12.
Abraham Vélez de Cea (2005). Emptiness in the Pāli. Philosophy East and West 55 (4).
Tao Jiang (2001). The Problematic of Whole – Part and the Horizon of the Enlightened in Huayan Buddhism. Journal of Chinese Philosophy 28 (4):457–475.
Abraham Vélez De Cea (2005). Emptiness in the Pāli Suttas and the Question of Nāgārjuna's Orthodoxy. Philosophy East and West 55 (4):507 - 528.
Andres Siu-Kwong Tang (2011). Mou Zongsan's “Transcendental” Interpretation of Huayan Buddhism. Journal of Chinese Philosophy 38 (2):238-256.
Zhihua Yao (2010). "Suddenly Deluded Thoughts Arise": Karmic Appearance in Huayan Buddhism. Journal of Chinese Philosophy 37 (2):198-214.
Ewing Y. Chinn (2006). John Dewey and the Buddhist Philosophy of the Middle Way. Asian Philosophy 16 (2):87 – 98.
Sidney Hook (1950/1967). John Dewey: Philosopher of Science and Freedom. New York, Barnes & Noble.
Added to index2012-08-29
Total downloads16 ( #148,591 of 1,696,653 )
Recent downloads (6 months)6 ( #95,710 of 1,696,653 )
How can I increase my downloads?