Buddhism and modernity: In the margin of Donald S. Lopez Jr.'s "buddhism and science"

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The present article aims at setting the issue of the relationship between Buddhism and science in a historical and philosophical frame wider than that one taken into account by the international scholarship so far. The historical point of view allows us to conclude that the narrative that connects Buddhism with science is not based on features intrinsic to Buddhist thought. In fact, such narrative prospered thanks to the development of a dialectic, typical of the 18th and 19th centuries, between science and religion. The philosophical point of view allows us to conclude that such narrative is backed by a metaphysical-like thought that denies the specificity of both science and Buddhism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-343
Number of pages21
JournalKriterion
Volume57
Issue number133
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StatePublished - 2016

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  • Buddhist modernism
  • Donald s. lopez jr.
  • Metaphysics
  • Positivism
  • Religion
  • Scientism

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Buddhism and modernity : In the margin of Donald S. Lopez Jr.'s "buddhism and science". / Lo Turco, Bruno.

In: Kriterion, Vol. 57, No. 133, 2016, p. 323-343.

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Lo Turco, Bruno / Buddhism and modernity : In the margin of Donald S. Lopez Jr.'s "buddhism and science".

In: Kriterion, Vol. 57, No. 133, 2016, p. 323-343.

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