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Read online How Are Things? A Philosophical Experiment.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC How Are Things? A Philosophical Experiment Can we learn anything from the ordinary objects that surround us the things we use in everyday life The answer is yes more than we think We don t notice these things but they coexist with and store meaning for us This is Roger Pol Droit s diary of a year encountering the world of things by Roger-Pol Droit

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How Are Things? A Philosophical Experiment
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Pourrait on comprendre le monde d aujourd hui mesurer la difficult des cohabitations et la richesse des cultures humaines sans rien savoir du religieux Au del des questions de foi et de croyances les religions demeurent une dimension fondamentale de l exp rience humaine, No description available, Say your name aloud to yourself in a quiet room Imagine peeling an apple in your mind Take the subway without trying to get anywhere The simple meditations in this book have the potential to shake us awake from our preconceived certainties our own identity the stability of the outside world the meanings of words At once entertaining and startling irreverent and wise this book will provoke moments of awareness for readers in any situation and in all walks of life Enter the space of your favorite painting Watch someone sleeping The world won t look the same again, The common Western understanding of Buddhism today envisions this major world religion as one of compassion and tolerance But as Roger Pol Droit reveals this view bears little resemblance to one broadly held in the nineteenth century European philosophical imagination that saw Buddhism as a religion of annihilation calling for the destruction of the self br br Originally published in France in this book traces the history of the Western discovery of Buddhism Droit shows that such major philosophers as Schopenhauer Nietzsche Hegel Cousin and Renan imagined Buddhism as a religion that was as Nietzsche put it a negation of the world In fact says Droit such portrayals were more a reflection of what was happening in Europe at the time when the collapse of traditional European hierarchies and values the specter of atheism and the rise of racism and social revolts were shaking European societies than an accurate description of Buddhist thought Droit also reflects on how this history continues to echo in contemporary Western understandings of Buddhism The book includes a comprehensive bibliography of books on Buddhism published in the West between and br br Courtesy of Zendoji Photograph by Richard M Jaffe