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David Loy, Ph. D., was the Besl Family Chair Professor of Ethics/Religion and Society at Xavier University in Cincinnati from to His books include. David Loy: Actually, nonduality was more the focus of my first book, titled — appropriately — Nonduality! That book discusses nonself and emptiness, but in fact. If only there were evil people somewhere, insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us.

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Craig rated it liked it Jun 20, The World Is Made of Stories davdi a sequence of “micro-essays” and quotations that offer a new way of understanding Buddhism and a new Buddhist understanding of the Way, consistent with what Buddhism says about the human predicament and how it can be resolved. Philosophy and Phenomenological ResearchVol. Increasingly, however, this topic is finding its way into Western philosophical debates.

Request removal from index. Nonduality focuses on the nonduality of subject and object in Buddhism, Vedanta, and Taoism, with reference to several Western thinkers including Wittgenstein and Heidegger. After all, they are evil and evil must be destroyed.


The main argument is that these three Asian systems may be different attempts to describe the same or very similar experience. Dialectical Argument in Philosophy of Education. What is this kind of story really teaching us?

Nonduality: A Study in Comparative Philosophy

A Buddhist View of Repression. Loy’s main research interest is the nonduailty between Buddhism and modernity, especially the social dwvid of Buddhist teachings. Giri – – Journal of Human Values 15 1: Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 51 3: Pachow – – Journal of the American Oriental Society 80 1: What does this mean for the duality of good versus evil?

Turtle Bite rated it liked it Feb 04, A Study in Comparative Philosophy.

Nonduality: A Study in Comparative Philosophy by David R. Loy

In place of the struggle between good and nondualtiy, Buddhism emphasizes ignorance and enlightenment. That may sound abstract, but such dualities are actually quite troublesome for us. Your contribution helps keep the Mountain Cloud Zen Center open and available for everyone to enjoy. Dc rated it it was amazing Dec 06, Bydlo Suka rated it it was amazing Dec 27, If only there were evil people somewhere, insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of nonfuality and destroy them.

He attended Carleton College in Minnesota, and spent his junior year abroad studying philosophy at King’s College London. Anastasia rated it really liked it Jul 12, Jonny Lamenza rated it really liked it Jan 17, Buddhist Themes in Modern Fantasy examines the ways that spiritual themes for example, good and evil, sin and redemption, friendship, time, war and violence, creativity, the meaning of life, the meaning of death are treated in some of the classics of contemporary fantasy: Han-wen Fang – – Philosophy of the Social Sciences 35 3: Refresh and try again.


There is fear in that, of course, but it is also exhilarating. In April Loy returned his honorary degree to Carleton College to protest the institution’s investment in fossil fuel-producing organizations.

This book is not yet featured on Ddavid. Dieter Mueller rated it really liked it Jun 13, If wealth is important for me, then I am also worried about avoiding poverty. Loy offers lectures, workshops, and retreats on various topics, focusing primarily on the encounter between Buddhism and modernity: