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Author Droit, Roger-Pol.

Title The cult of nothingness : the philosophers and the Buddha / by Roger-Pol Droit ; translated by David Streight and Pamela Vohnson.

Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2003.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  181.043 DROI    AVAILABLE
Uniform title Culte du nʹeant. English
Physical description pages cm
Notes "Originally published in French with the title: Le culte du nʹeant : Les Philosophes et le Bouddha."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Droit traces the history of the Western understanding of Buddhism following the late 18th-century beginnings of the translation of the Buddhist canon. He reveals how major 19th-century Western philosophers such as Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Schlegel, Hegel, and others in fact misinterpreted the Buddha's teaching of nirvana as a life-detesting and negative annihilation of the the individual.
Language notes Translated from French.
Other author Streight, David.
Vohnson, Pamela.
Subject Buddhism -- Study and teaching -- Europe -- History -- 19th century.
Nothing (Philosophy)
Buddhism -- Doctrines.
ISBN 0807827762 (cloth : alk. paper)
0807854492 (paperback: alk. paper)