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The Cult of Nothingness (The Philosophers and the Buddha)
The Cult of Nothingness (The Philosophers and the Buddha)
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The common Western understanding of Buddhism today envisions this major world religion as one of compassion and tolerance. But as the author Droit reveals, this view bears little resemblance to one broadly held in the nineteenth-century European philosophical imagination that saw Buddhism as a religion of annihilation calling for the destruction of the self.

The Cult of Nothingness traces the history of the Western discovery of Buddhism. In so doing, the author shows that such major philosophers as Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Hegel, Cousin, and Renan imagined Buddhism as a religion that was, as Nietzsche put it, a “negation of the world.” In fact, says the author, such portrayals were more a reflection of what was happening in Europe at the time - when the collapse of traditional European hierarchies and values, the specter of atheism, and the rise of racism and social revolts were shaking European societies-than an accurate description of Buddhist thought. The author also reflects on how this history continues to echo in contemporary Western understanding of Buddhism. The book includes a Buddhism published in the West between 1638 and 1890.

Roger-Pol Droit is a researcher in Philosophy at the Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique in Paris and a columnist for Le Monde. His most recent book is 101 Experiences de philosophie quotidienne.

 

Contents

 

  Acknowledgments xi
  Introduction: The Meaning of a Mistake 1
  THE BIRTH (1784-1831) 25
1 The Faceless Idol 27
2 Bouddou, Distinguished Philosopher 37
3 A World Emerges 45
4 The Nothingness of the Buddhists 59
  THE THREAT (1832-1863) 73
5 French Terror 75
6 Frankfurt and Tibet 91
7 Black Classes and Lost Peoples 104
8 The End of the Human Race 119
  THE DECLINE (1864-1893) 131
9 The Invention of Weakness 133
10 The Time of Pessimism 149
11 A Secret Laboratory 161
  Notes 169
  Bibliography 191
  Index of Authors 261

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From the Jacket

The common Western understanding of Buddhism today envisions this major world religion as one of compassion and tolerance. But as the author Droit reveals, this view bears little resemblance to one broadly held in the nineteenth-century European philosophical imagination that saw Buddhism as a religion of annihilation calling for the destruction of the self.

The Cult of Nothingness traces the history of the Western discovery of Buddhism. In so doing, the author shows that such major philosophers as Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Hegel, Cousin, and Renan imagined Buddhism as a religion that was, as Nietzsche put it, a “negation of the world.” In fact, says the author, such portrayals were more a reflection of what was happening in Europe at the time - when the collapse of traditional European hierarchies and values, the specter of atheism, and the rise of racism and social revolts were shaking European societies-than an accurate description of Buddhist thought. The author also reflects on how this history continues to echo in contemporary Western understanding of Buddhism. The book includes a Buddhism published in the West between 1638 and 1890.

Roger-Pol Droit is a researcher in Philosophy at the Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique in Paris and a columnist for Le Monde. His most recent book is 101 Experiences de philosophie quotidienne.

 

Contents

 

  Acknowledgments xi
  Introduction: The Meaning of a Mistake 1
  THE BIRTH (1784-1831) 25
1 The Faceless Idol 27
2 Bouddou, Distinguished Philosopher 37
3 A World Emerges 45
4 The Nothingness of the Buddhists 59
  THE THREAT (1832-1863) 73
5 French Terror 75
6 Frankfurt and Tibet 91
7 Black Classes and Lost Peoples 104
8 The End of the Human Race 119
  THE DECLINE (1864-1893) 131
9 The Invention of Weakness 133
10 The Time of Pessimism 149
11 A Secret Laboratory 161
  Notes 169
  Bibliography 191
  Index of Authors 261

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