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Cruel Theory | Sublime Practice: Toward a Revaluation of Buddhism

 

 

EYECORNER PRESS

 

By Glenn Wallis, Tom Pepper, and Matthias Steingass

 

FROM THE INTRODUCTION:

 

What use is Buddhism today? It is perpetually hoisted up as the elixir par excellence against the acidic tensions intrinsic to living in an ever-accelerating technological society. Its remedy? Gelassenheit in the midst of the infernal samsaric whirlwind. Is that it? Is Buddhism a modern-day Epicurean path to eudaemonia, a garden that "slakes the thirst with a natural cure?"

 

This book is a radical laying bare of the brutal refusal of x-buddhism to honor its most basic pledge: abetment of liberation.

 

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REVIEWS. The good, the bad, and the ugly.

 

Read a review by John L. Murphy at the Journal of Buddhist Ethics.

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AUTUMN 2019

Incite Seminars has a beautiful new home!

The Bourse, 111 S. Independence Mall East, Suite 540, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (5th Street between Market and Chestnut Streets). Here's a map. 

Upcoming seminars:

  • "For Education: The College Classroom as Concrete Utopia."  With Glenn Wallis. October 24, 10am-2pm.
  • "Why Marx Matters." With Gabriel Rockhill. November 23, 10am-2pm.
  • "Revolutionary Pessimism: On Political Action Without Expectation." With Scott Ritner. December 7, 10am-2pm. (Link forthcoming)
  • "The Environmental Emergency and Capitalism." With Zach Walsh, Thurs., November 14, 5:30-9pm.
  • "What Did Jacques Lacan Say About...?" With Patricia Ghervisi. January 11, 10am-2pm (Link forthcoming)

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My new book , A Critique of Western Buddhism: Ruins of the Buddhist Real, is out: Bloomsbury Academic. More info here, too. You can read the entire Preface here.

 

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