Book

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.

At US Amazon.

At Amazon Deutschland.



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Fall 2017

"This is a rich disagreement!" Conversation with Tom Pepper at Speculative Non-Buddhism.

 

I moved the Incite Seminars page to inciteseminars.com. Please have a look!

 

Summer 2017

Starting enrollment for two public courses: "Alienation and Its Antidotes: A Workshop with Anthony Paul Smith on the Thought of François Laruelle."

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"Meditation: Self and Society" Monday mornings

September 25-October 16. 

Information on Incite Seminars. 

 

Tom Pepper at Speculative Non-Buddhism: "No Thought, No Problem."

 

Spring 2017

Starting enrollment for public course "Buddhism in the Age of Trump." Begins Tuesday, June 13. Information on Incite Seminars page. Make thinking great again!

 

New post at Speculative Non-Buddhism by Jonathan Earle: "Only Don’t Know! Reflections on a Thoughtless Life"

 

"Criticism Matters: A Response to Rick Repetti," my contribution to the new book Handbook of Mindfulness: Culture, Context and Social Engagement (Basel: Springer Publishing, 2016) at Speculative Non-Buddhism.

 

Fall 2016

Ruin records He-Ho and Fiat Lux are being re-released with bonus tracks! Read about it at Earsplit. You can also pre-order directly from Southern Lord.

 

New essay by Tom Pepper, "Writing With Pencils and Eating Brownies: What Can Enlightened Brains Do?," at the SNB blog.

 

Spring 2016

I recently did two interviews with Matthew O'Connell at the Imperfect Buddha podcast.

 

A thoughtful discussion of the Speculative Non-Buddhism project at the Imperfect Buddha podcast. Link at SNB.

 

Summer 2016

* Several new posts at Lines of Flight.

* Cruel Theory | Sublime Practice is now available on Amazon US and Amazon UK. Read an informed review at the Journal of Buddhist Ethics.

 

* New interview with my Ruin band mate Cordy Swope at Seymour Magazine.

 

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