A Critique of Western Buddhism

Glenn Wallis

A Critique of Western Buddhism Ruins of the Buddhist Real   The author's critique of Western Buddhism is threefold. It is immanent, in emerging out of Buddhist thought but taking it beyond what it itself publicly concedes; negative, in employing the “democratizing” deconstructive methods of François Laruelle's non-philosophy; and re-descriptive, in applying Laruelle's concept of philofiction. Through applying resources of Continental philosophy to Western Buddhism, A Critique of Western Buddhism suggests a possible practice for our time, an "anthropotechnic", or religion transposed from its seductive, but misguiding, idealist haven.


Table of Contents

Part One
Introduction: Raise the Curtain on the Theater of Western Buddhism!  
1. The Snares of Wisdom  
2. Specters of the Real  
3. First Names of the Buddhist Real  
Part Two
4. Non-Buddhism  
5. Immanent Practice
Part Three
6. Buddhofiction  
7. Meditation in Ruin

Product details

Published Mar 19 2020
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 232
ISBN 9781350155213
Imprint Bloomsbury Academic
Dimensions 9 x 6 inches
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing