Buddhisms and Deconstructions considers the connection between Buddhism and Derridean deconstruction, focusing on the work of Robert Magliola. Fourteen distinguished contributors discuss deconstruction and various Buddhisms-Indian, Tibetan, and Chinese (Chan)-followed by an afterword in which Magliola responds directly to his critics.
Jin Y. Park is assistant professor in the department of philosophy and religion at American University.
Part 1 Introduction Part 2 Part One: Buddhism and Deconstruction Chapter 3 1. Naming the Unnameable: Dependant Co-arising and Difference Chapter 4 2. Nagarjuna and Deconstruction Part 5 Part Two: Buddhism Deconstructs Chapter 6 3. Derridean and Madhyamika Buddhist Theories of Deconstruction Chapter 7 4. Indra's Postmodern Net Part 8 Part Three: Deconstructing Buddhism Chapter 9 5. Deconstructive and Foundationalist Tendencies in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism Chapter 10 6. Ji Zang's Suynata-Speech: Derridean Denegation with Buddhist Negations Part 11 Part Four: Chan/Zen Buddhist Deconstruction Chapter 12 7. The Chan Deconstruction of Buddha Nature Chapter 13 8. Sudao: Repeating the Question in Chan Discourse Part 14 Part Five: Deconstructing Life-Worlds Chapter 15 9. The Veil Rent in Twain: A Buddhist Reading of Robert Magliola's Deconstructive Chiasm Chapter 16 10. emmanuel, robert Part 17 Part Six: Questioning the Self, Questioning the Dialogue Chapter 18 11. Sartre, Phenomenology and the Buddhist No-Self Theory Chapter 19 12. Self and Self Image Chapter 20 13. Zen Flesh, Bones and Blood: Deconstructing Inter-Religious Dialogue Part 21 Afterword Part 22 Selected Bibliography Part 23 Glossary of Chinese Characters Part 24 Credits Part 25 Contributors