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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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SPRING 2019

"Ritual and Resistance," with Cleo Kearns. May 11, 10am-2pm.

"Buddhism in Ruins," with Glenn Wallis. June 8, 10am-3pm.

"The Principle of Hope: A Slow Reading of Ernst Bloch's Book. TBA.

Incite Seminars are held at CultureWorks, 1315 Walnut Street in Philadelphia. Keep an eye on our page for upcoming sessions.

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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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