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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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Fall 2018

Incite Seminars: register now for three seminars. All at CultureWorks, 1315 Walnut Street in Philadelphia:

* "Unlearning: Radical Education Theory."Glenn Wallis. Sat., September 29, 9am-1pm.

* "Night Moves: Poetry at Present." John Paetsch. Four Tuesdays, from 6-8:30pm: Oct. 23, 30; Nov. 6, 13.

* "Anarchism and its Aspirations." Cindy Milstein. Sat., Nov. 10, 9am-1pm.

 

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

 

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