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READING GROUP: Serres on Anaximander

16 Oct

READING GROUP:

This Fall/Winter the PCPN reading group is turning back the clock to the murky birth of Western philosophy in the Pre-Socratics — as well as their contemporary interpreters in continental philosophy. Don’t miss our meetings most Tuesday evenings (8:00-10:00pm) on the INTERNET! (login information below in red).

This week:

  • 10/20: Serres, Michel. “Anaximander: A Founding Name in History” in The Presocratics After Heidegger

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

Please bring either a digital or hard copy of the text with you to the discussion.

Time: 8:00pm-10:00pm
Location: Online

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As a reminder, even though we have moved to thematic groups, there is no expectation that people participate in every week, so even if you can’t commit to the whole section, you are still more than welcome to join us when you can.

OTHER PITTSBURGH EVENTS:

  • 10/21, 6:00-7:30pm — Riot Ethics: Protest, Property, and the Politics of Nonviolence, Online Event, The Atkins Center for Ethics at Carlow University. Registration: bit.ly/riotethics

SCHEDULE:

  • The Milesians
    • 10/13: “The Milesians” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 10/20: Serres, Michel. “Anaximander: A Founding Name in History” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
    • 10/27: Sallis, John. “Doubles of Anaximenes” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • Heraclitus
    • 11/03: “Heraclitus” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 11/10: Gadamer, Hans-Georg. “Heraclitus Studies” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • The Eleatics
    • 11/17: “Parmenides of Elea” and “Zeno of Elea” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 12/01: Heidegger, Martin. “The Last, Undelivered Lecture” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • Empedocles
    • 12/08: “Empedocles of Acragas” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 12/15: Foti, Veronique M. “Empedocles and Tragic Thought: Heidegger, Holderlin, Nietzsche” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • Atomism
    • 01/05: “Leucippus and Democritus: Fifth-Century Atomism” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 01/12: Marx, Karl. “The Difference Between the Democritean and Epicurean Philosophy of Nature”
  • The Sophists
    • 01/19: “The Sophists” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 01/26: Jarratt, Susan C. “The First Sophists and Feminism: Discourses of the ‘Other’”

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

READING GROUP: The Milesians

9 Oct

READING GROUP:

This Fall/Winter the PCPN reading group is turning back the clock to the murky birth of Western philosophy in the Pre-Socratics — as well as their contemporary interpreters in continental philosophy. Don’t miss our meetings most Tuesday evenings (8:00-10:00pm) on the INTERNET! (login information below in red).

This week:

  • 10/13: “The Milesians” in A Presocratics Reader

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

Please bring either a digital or hard copy of the text with you to the discussion.

Time: 8:00pm-10:00pm
Location: Online

LOGIN INFORMATION:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84164898771?pwd=cnZXVTBNUVQySGY0U01hV0tZa2VwUT09

Meeting ID: 841 6489 8771
Passcode: PCPNPreSoc

As a reminder, even though we have moved to thematic groups, there is no expectation that people participate in every week, so even if you can’t commit to the whole section, you are still more than welcome to join us when you can.

OTHER PITTSBURGH EVENTS:

  • 10/21, 6:00-7:30pm — Riot Ethics: Protest, Property, and the Politics of Nonviolence, Online Event, The Atkins Center for Ethics at Carlow University. Registration: bit.ly/riotethics

SCHEDULE:

  • The Milesians
    • 10/13: “The Milesians” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 10/20: Serres, Michel. “Anaximander: A Founding Name in History” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
    • 10/27: Sallis, John. “Doubles of Anaximenes” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • Heraclitus
    • 11/03: “Heraclitus” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 11/10: Gadamer, Hans-Georg. “Heraclitus Studies” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • The Eleatics
    • 11/17: “Parmenides of Elea” and “Zeno of Elea” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 12/01: Heidegger, Martin. “The Last, Undelivered Lecture” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • Empedocles
    • 12/08: “Empedocles of Acragas” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 12/15: Foti, Veronique M. “Empedocles and Tragic Thought: Heidegger, Holderlin, Nietzsche” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • Atomism
    • 01/05: “Leucippus and Democritus: Fifth-Century Atomism” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 01/12: Marx, Karl. “The Difference Between the Democritean and Epicurean Philosophy of Nature”
  • The Sophists
    • 01/19: “The Sophists” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 01/26: Jarratt, Susan C. “The First Sophists and Feminism: Discourses of the ‘Other’”

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

COMING SOON – The Presocratics

6 Oct

Starting next week, our Fall/Winter unit will cover the Presocratics. All meetings will be online, Tuesdays from 8:00-10:00pm.

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

As a reminder, even though we have moved to thematic groups, there is no expectation that people participate in every week, so even if you can’t commit to the whole section, you are still more than welcome to join us when you can.

Schedule:

  • The Milesians
    • 10/13: “The Milesians” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 10/20: Serres, Michel. “Anaximander: A Founding Name in History” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
    • 10/27: Sallis, John. “Doubles of Anaximenes” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • Heraclitus
    • 11/03: “Heraclitus” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 11/10: Gadamer, Hans-Georg. “Heraclitus Studies” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • The Eleatics
    • 11/17: “Parmenides of Elea” and “Zeno of Elea” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 12/01: Heidegger, Martin. “The Last, Undelivered Lecture” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • Empedocles
    • 12/08: “Empedocles of Acragas” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 12/15: Foti, Veronique M. “Empedocles and Tragic Thought: Heidegger, Holderlin, Nietzsche” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • Atomism
    • 01/05: “Leucippus and Democritus: Fifth-Century Atomism” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 01/12: Marx, Karl. “The Difference Between the Democritean and Epicurean Philosophy of Nature”
  • The Sophists
    • 01/19: “The Sophists” in A Presocratics Reader
    • Jarratt, Susan C. “The First Sophists and Feminism: Discourses of the ‘Other’”

READING GROUP: Kyoto and Nationalism

11 Sep

READING GROUP:

This Summer we are turning to the under-studied tradition of the Kyoto School, a 20th century Japanese philosophical movement which sought to bring together Zen and Pure Land Buddhism with German Idealism and Existentialism. Don’t miss our meetings most Tuesday evenings (8:00-10:00pm) on the INTERNET! (login information below in red).

This week:

September 15 — The Question of Nationalism

  • Rude Awakenings: “Kyoto Philosophy—Intrinsically Nationalistic?” and “The Chuõkõron Discussions Their Background and Meaning”

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

Please bring either a digital or hard copy of the text with you to the discussion.

Time: 8:00pm-10:00pm
Location: Online

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As a reminder, even though we have moved to thematic groups, there is no expectation that people participate in every week, so even if you can’t commit to the whole section, you are still more than welcome to join us when you can.

OTHER PITTSBURGH EVENTS:

  • September 17 +24, 8:00-9:30pm, An Introduction to Karl Marx. A reading group of Marx’s “Value, Price, and Profit” hosted by the Pittsburgh DSA Political Education committee. Register: https://forms.gle/8Y85aTAvrv3RD2MUA

SCHEDULE:

Mahāyāna Buddhism

  • June 30 — Mahāyāna Buddhism
    • Nāgārjuna, The Dialectical Philosophy of Nāgārjuna (Vigrahavyavartani), pp.5-48
    • Optional: Silk, Jonathan A. “Mahayana Buddhism” Encyclopedia Britannica
  • July 7 — The Zen and Shin Schools of Mahāyāna
    • Suzuki, D. T., An Introduction to Zen Buddhism, Chapters I-IV
    • Suzuki, D. T., “Apropos of Shin Buddhism” in Franck, The Buddha Eye

Knowledge and Experience

  • July 14 — Nishida on Experience
    • Nishida Kitarō, An Inquiry into the Good, Part I
  • July 21 —  Nishida on Epistemology
    • Nishida Kitarō, Intelligibility and the Philosophy of Nothingness, Part I
  • July 28 — Hajime on Metanoetics
    • Hajime Tanabe, Philosophy of Metanoetics, Chapter 1

Nothingness and Nihilism

  • August 4 — Nishitani on Nothingness
    • Nishitani, Religion and Nothingness, Chapter 1
  • August 11 — Nishitani on Nihilism
    • Nishitani, The Self-Overcoming of Nihilism, Chapters 1, 9
  • August 18 — Abe on Zen and Non-Being
    • Abe Masao, Zen and Western Thought, Chapters 4-5

Interreligious Dialogue

  • August 25 — Hajime on Christianity and Marxism
    • Hajime Tanabe, “Christianity, Marxism, and Japanese Buddhism in Anticipation of a Second Religious Reformation”
  • September 1 — Suzuki on Meister Eckhart
    • Suzuki, D. T., Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist, Chapter 2
  • September 8 — Ueda on Meister Eckhart
    • Ueda Shizuteru, “Nothingness in Meister Eckhart and Zen Buddhism” in Franck, The Buddha Eye

Kyoto School Nationalism

  • September 15 — The Question of Nationalism
    • Rude Awakenings: “Kyoto Philosophy—Intrinsically Nationalistic?” and “The Chuõkõron Discussions Their Background and Meaning”

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

READING GROUP: Ueda on Eckhart

4 Sep

READING GROUP:

This Summer we are turning to the under-studied tradition of the Kyoto School, a 20th century Japanese philosophical movement which sought to bring together Zen and Pure Land Buddhism with German Idealism and Existentialism. Don’t miss our meetings most Tuesday evenings (8:00-10:00pm) on the INTERNET! (login information below in red).

This week:

September 8 — Ueda on Meister Eckhart

  • Ueda Shizuteru, “Nothingness in Meister Eckhart and Zen Buddhism” in Franck, The Buddha Eye

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

Please bring either a digital or hard copy of the text with you to the discussion.

Time: 8:00pm-10:00pm
Location: Online

LOGIN INFORMATION:

Join Zoom Meeting
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As a reminder, even though we have moved to thematic groups, there is no expectation that people participate in every week, so even if you can’t commit to the whole section, you are still more than welcome to join us when you can.

OTHER PITTSBURGH EVENTS:

  • September 17 +24, 8:00-9:30pm, An Introduction to Karl Marx. A reading group of Marx’s “Value, Price, and Profit” hosted by the Pittsburgh DSA Political Education committee. Register: https://forms.gle/8Y85aTAvrv3RD2MUA

SCHEDULE:

Mahāyāna Buddhism

  • June 30 — Mahāyāna Buddhism
    • Nāgārjuna, The Dialectical Philosophy of Nāgārjuna (Vigrahavyavartani), pp.5-48
    • Optional: Silk, Jonathan A. “Mahayana Buddhism” Encyclopedia Britannica
  • July 7 — The Zen and Shin Schools of Mahāyāna
    • Suzuki, D. T., An Introduction to Zen Buddhism, Chapters I-IV
    • Suzuki, D. T., “Apropos of Shin Buddhism” in Franck, The Buddha Eye

Knowledge and Experience

  • July 14 — Nishida on Experience
    • Nishida Kitarō, An Inquiry into the Good, Part I
  • July 21 —  Nishida on Epistemology
    • Nishida Kitarō, Intelligibility and the Philosophy of Nothingness, Part I
  • July 28 — Hajime on Metanoetics
    • Hajime Tanabe, Philosophy of Metanoetics, Chapter 1

Nothingness and Nihilism

  • August 4 — Nishitani on Nothingness
    • Nishitani, Religion and Nothingness, Chapter 1
  • August 11 — Nishitani on Nihilism
    • Nishitani, The Self-Overcoming of Nihilism, Chapters 1, 9
  • August 18 — Abe on Zen and Non-Being
    • Abe Masao, Zen and Western Thought, Chapters 4-5

Interreligious Dialogue

  • August 25 — Hajime on Christianity and Marxism
    • Hajime Tanabe, “Christianity, Marxism, and Japanese Buddhism in Anticipation of a Second Religious Reformation”
  • September 1 — Suzuki on Meister Eckhart
    • Suzuki, D. T., Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist, Chapter 2
  • September 8 — Ueda on Meister Eckhart
    • Ueda Shizuteru, “Nothingness in Meister Eckhart and Zen Buddhism” in Franck, The Buddha Eye

Kyoto School Nationalism

  • September 15 — The Question of Nationalism
    • Rude Awakenings: “Kyoto Philosophy—Intrinsically Nationalistic?”; “The Chuõkõron Discussions Their Background and Meaning”; and “Questioning Nationalism Now and Then: A Critical Approach to Zen and the Kyoto School”

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

READING GROUP: Suzuki on Eckhart

28 Aug

READING GROUP:

This Summer we are turning to the under-studied tradition of the Kyoto School, a 20th century Japanese philosophical movement which sought to bring together Zen and Pure Land Buddhism with German Idealism and Existentialism. Don’t miss our meetings most Tuesday evenings (8:00-10:00pm) on the INTERNET! (login information below in red).

This week:

September 1 — Suzuki on Meister Eckhart

  • Suzuki, D. T., Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist, Chapter 2

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

Please bring either a digital or hard copy of the text with you to the discussion.

Time: 8:00pm-10:00pm
Location: Online

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As a reminder, even though we have moved to thematic groups, there is no expectation that people participate in every week, so even if you can’t commit to the whole section, you are still more than welcome to join us when you can.

OTHER PITTSBURGH EVENTS:

  • September 17 +24, 8:00-9:30pm, An Introduction to Karl Marx. A reading group of Marx’s “Value, Price, and Profit” hosted by the Pittsburgh DSA Political Education committee. Register: https://forms.gle/8Y85aTAvrv3RD2MUA

SCHEDULE:

Mahāyāna Buddhism

  • June 30 — Mahāyāna Buddhism
    • Nāgārjuna, The Dialectical Philosophy of Nāgārjuna (Vigrahavyavartani), pp.5-48
    • Optional: Silk, Jonathan A. “Mahayana Buddhism” Encyclopedia Britannica
  • July 7 — The Zen and Shin Schools of Mahāyāna
    • Suzuki, D. T., An Introduction to Zen Buddhism, Chapters I-IV
    • Suzuki, D. T., “Apropos of Shin Buddhism” in Franck, The Buddha Eye

Knowledge and Experience

  • July 14 — Nishida on Experience
    • Nishida Kitarō, An Inquiry into the Good, Part I
  • July 21 —  Nishida on Epistemology
    • Nishida Kitarō, Intelligibility and the Philosophy of Nothingness, Part I
  • July 28 — Hajime on Metanoetics
    • Hajime Tanabe, Philosophy of Metanoetics, Chapter 1

Nothingness and Nihilism

  • August 4 — Nishitani on Nothingness
    • Nishitani, Religion and Nothingness, Chapter 1
  • August 11 — Nishitani on Nihilism
    • Nishitani, The Self-Overcoming of Nihilism, Chapters 1, 9
  • August 18 — Abe on Zen and Non-Being
    • Abe Masao, Zen and Western Thought, Chapters 4-5

Interreligious Dialogue

  • August 25 — Hajime on Christianity and Marxism
    • Hajime Tanabe, “Christianity, Marxism, and Japanese Buddhism in Anticipation of a Second Religious Reformation”
  • September 1 — Suzuki on Meister Eckhart
    • Suzuki, D. T., Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist, Chapter 2
  • September 8 — Ueda on Meister Eckhart
    • Ueda Shizuteru, “Nothingness in Meister Eckhart and Zen Buddhism” in Franck, The Buddha Eye

Kyoto School Nationalism

  • September 15 — The Question of Nationalism
    • Rude Awakenings: “Kyoto Philosophy—Intrinsically Nationalistic?”; “The Chuõkõron Discussions Their Background and Meaning”; and “Questioning Nationalism Now and Then: A Critical Approach to Zen and the Kyoto School”

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

READING GROUP: Hajime on Christianity and Marxism

21 Aug

READING GROUP:

This Summer we are turning to the under-studied tradition of the Kyoto School, a 20th century Japanese philosophical movement which sought to bring together Zen and Pure Land Buddhism with German Idealism and Existentialism. Don’t miss our meetings most Tuesday evenings (8:00-10:00pm) on the INTERNET! (login information below in red).

This week:

August 25 — Hajime on Christianity and Marxism

  • Hajime Tanabe, “Christianity, Marxism, and Japanese Buddhism in Anticipation of a Second Religious Reformation”

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

Please bring either a digital or hard copy of the text with you to the discussion.

Time: 8:00pm-10:00pm
Location: Online

LOGIN INFORMATION:

Join Zoom Meeting
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As a reminder, even though we have moved to thematic groups, there is no expectation that people participate in every week, so even if you can’t commit to the whole section, you are still more than welcome to join us when you can.

OTHER PITTSBURGH EVENTS:

  • September 17 +24, 8:00-9:30pm, An Introduction to Karl Marx. A reading group of Marx’s “Value, Price, and Profit” hosted by the Pittsburgh DSA Political Education committee. Register: https://forms.gle/8Y85aTAvrv3RD2MUA

SCHEDULE:

Mahāyāna Buddhism

  • June 30 — Mahāyāna Buddhism
    • Nāgārjuna, The Dialectical Philosophy of Nāgārjuna (Vigrahavyavartani), pp.5-48
    • Optional: Silk, Jonathan A. “Mahayana Buddhism” Encyclopedia Britannica
  • July 7 — The Zen and Shin Schools of Mahāyāna
    • Suzuki, D. T., An Introduction to Zen Buddhism, Chapters I-IV
    • Suzuki, D. T., “Apropos of Shin Buddhism” in Franck, The Buddha Eye

Knowledge and Experience

  • July 14 — Nishida on Experience
    • Nishida Kitarō, An Inquiry into the Good, Part I
  • July 21 —  Nishida on Epistemology
    • Nishida Kitarō, Intelligibility and the Philosophy of Nothingness, Part I
  • July 28 — Hajime on Metanoetics
    • Hajime Tanabe, Philosophy of Metanoetics, Chapter 1

Nothingness and Nihilism

  • August 4 — Nishitani on Nothingness
    • Nishitani, Religion and Nothingness, Chapter 1
  • August 11 — Nishitani on Nihilism
    • Nishitani, The Self-Overcoming of Nihilism, Chapters 1, 9
  • August 18 — Abe on Zen and Non-Being
    • Abe Masao, Zen and Western Thought, Chapters 4-5

Interreligious Dialogue

  • August 25 — Hajime on Christianity and Marxism
    • Hajime Tanabe, “Christianity, Marxism, and Japanese Buddhism in Anticipation of a Second Religious Reformation”
  • September 1 — Suzuki on Meister Eckhart
    • Suzuki, D. T., Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist, Chapter 2
  • September 8 — Ueda on Meister Eckhart
    • Ueda Shizuteru, “Nothingness in Meister Eckhart and Zen Buddhism” in Franck, The Buddha Eye

Kyoto School Nationalism

  • September 15 — The Question of Nationalism
    • Rude Awakenings: “Kyoto Philosophy—Intrinsically Nationalistic?”; “The Chuõkõron Discussions Their Background and Meaning”; and “Questioning Nationalism Now and Then: A Critical Approach to Zen and the Kyoto School”

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

READING GROUP: Abe on Zen and Non-Being

14 Aug

READING GROUP:

This Summer we are turning to the under-studied tradition of the Kyoto School, a 20th century Japanese philosophical movement which sought to bring together Zen and Pure Land Buddhism with German Idealism and Existentialism. Don’t miss our meetings most Tuesday evenings (8:00-10:00pm) on the INTERNET! (login information below in red).

This week:

August 18 — Abe on Zen and Non-Being

  • Abe Masao, Zen and Western Thought, Chapters 4-5

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

Please bring either a digital or hard copy of the text with you to the discussion.

Time: 8:00pm-10:00pm
Location: Online

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As a reminder, even though we have moved to thematic groups, there is no expectation that people participate in every week, so even if you can’t commit to the whole section, you are still more than welcome to join us when you can.

OTHER PITTSBURGH EVENTS:

SCHEDULE:

Mahāyāna Buddhism

  • June 30 — Mahāyāna Buddhism
    • Nāgārjuna, The Dialectical Philosophy of Nāgārjuna (Vigrahavyavartani), pp.5-48
    • Optional: Silk, Jonathan A. “Mahayana Buddhism” Encyclopedia Britannica
  • July 7 — The Zen and Shin Schools of Mahāyāna
    • Suzuki, D. T., An Introduction to Zen Buddhism, Chapters I-IV
    • Suzuki, D. T., “Apropos of Shin Buddhism” in Franck, The Buddha Eye

Knowledge and Experience

  • July 14 — Nishida on Experience
    • Nishida Kitarō, An Inquiry into the Good, Part I
  • July 21 —  Nishida on Epistemology
    • Nishida Kitarō, Intelligibility and the Philosophy of Nothingness, Part I
  • July 28 — Hajime on Metanoetics
    • Hajime Tanabe, Philosophy of Metanoetics, Chapter 1

Nothingness and Nihilism

  • August 4 — Nishitani on Nothingness
    • Nishitani, Religion and Nothingness, Chapter 1
  • August 11 — Nishitani on Nihilism
    • Nishitani, The Self-Overcoming of Nihilism, Chapters 1, 9
  • August 18 — Abe on Zen and Non-Being
    • Abe Masao, Zen and Western Thought, Chapters 4-5

Interreligious Dialogue

  • August 25 — Hajime on Christianity and Marxism
    • Hajime Tanabe, “Christianity, Marxism, and Japanese Buddhism in Anticipation of a Second Religious Reformation”
  • September 1 — Suzuki on Meister Eckhart
    • Suzuki, D. T., Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist, Chapter 2
  • September 8 — Ueda on Meister Eckhart
    • Ueda Shizuteru, “Nothingness in Meister Eckhart and Zen Buddhism” in Franck, The Buddha Eye

Kyoto School Nationalism

  • September 15 — The Question of Nationalism
    • Rude Awakenings: “Kyoto Philosophy—Intrinsically Nationalistic?”; “The Chuõkõron Discussions Their Background and Meaning”; and “Questioning Nationalism Now and Then: A Critical Approach to Zen and the Kyoto School”

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

READING GROUP: Nishitani on Nihilism

7 Aug

READING GROUP:

This Summer we are turning to the under-studied tradition of the Kyoto School, a 20th century Japanese philosophical movement which sought to bring together Zen and Pure Land Buddhism with German Idealism and Existentialism. Don’t miss our meetings most Tuesday evenings (8:00-10:00pm) on the INTERNET! (login information below in red).

This week:

August 11 — Nishitani on Nihilism

  • Nishitani, The Self-Overcoming of Nihilism, Chapters 1, 9

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

Please bring either a digital or hard copy of the text with you to the discussion.

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Location: Online

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OTHER PITTSBURGH EVENTS:

SCHEDULE:

Mahāyāna Buddhism

  • June 30 — Mahāyāna Buddhism
    • Nāgārjuna, The Dialectical Philosophy of Nāgārjuna (Vigrahavyavartani), pp.5-48
    • Optional: Silk, Jonathan A. “Mahayana Buddhism” Encyclopedia Britannica
  • July 7 — The Zen and Shin Schools of Mahāyāna
    • Suzuki, D. T., An Introduction to Zen Buddhism, Chapters I-IV
    • Suzuki, D. T., “Apropos of Shin Buddhism” in Franck, The Buddha Eye

Knowledge and Experience

  • July 14 — Nishida on Experience
    • Nishida Kitarō, An Inquiry into the Good, Part I
  • July 21 —  Nishida on Epistemology
    • Nishida Kitarō, Intelligibility and the Philosophy of Nothingness, Part I
  • July 28 — Hajime on Metanoetics
    • Hajime Tanabe, Philosophy of Metanoetics, Chapter 1

Nothingness and Nihilism

  • August 4 — Nishitani on Nothingness
    • Nishitani, Religion and Nothingness, Chapter 1
  • August 11 — Nishitani on Nihilism
    • Nishitani, The Self-Overcoming of Nihilism, Chapters 1, 9
  • August 18 — Abe on Zen and Non-Being
    • Abe Masao, Zen and Western Thought, Chapters 4-5

Interreligious Dialogue

  • August 25 — Hajime on Christianity and Marxism
    • Hajime Tanabe, “Christianity, Marxism, and Japanese Buddhism in Anticipation of a Second Religious Reformation”
  • September 1 — Suzuki on Meister Eckhart
    • Suzuki, D. T., Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist, Chapter 2
  • September 8 — Ueda on Meister Eckhart
    • Ueda Shizuteru, “Nothingness in Meister Eckhart and Zen Buddhism” in Franck, The Buddha Eye

Kyoto School Nationalism

  • September 15 — The Question of Nationalism
    • Rude Awakenings: “Kyoto Philosophy—Intrinsically Nationalistic?”; “The Chuõkõron Discussions Their Background and Meaning”; and “Questioning Nationalism Now and Then: A Critical Approach to Zen and the Kyoto School”

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

Supplement to Nishitani

4 Aug

The section on Nishitani in the “Kyoto School” entry of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy has been recommended as a useful supplement to today’s reading. Thanks Joey!

Link:
https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/kyoto-school/#NisThrFieTopBeiNihSun