By Joan Stambaugh

Bringing jointly the intensity insights of japanese and western traditions, this booklet locations the subject of the self in a brand new context.

Gathering and studying fabric that's not on hand somewhere else, this booklet discusses the concept of the japanese Buddhist philosophers Dogen, Hisamatsu, and Nishitani. Stambaugh develops rules concerning the self culminating within the proposal of the Formless Self as formulated by means of Hisamatsu in his booklet The Fullness of Nothingness and the essay "The features of Oriental Nothingness," and additional explicated via Nishitani in his ebook faith and Nothingness. those works exhibit that Oriental nothingness has not anything to do with the 19th- and twentieth-century Western thought of nihilism. in its place, it's a confident phenomenon, permitting issues to be.

Joan Stambaugh is Professor of Philosophy at Hunter university of the town college of latest York. She has released generally and is the writer of the true isn't the Rational; The Finitude of Being; the opposite Nietzsche; and is the translator of Martin Heidegger’s Being and Time, all released by way of SUNY Press.

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