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The Wholly Other of Jacques Derrida: through the lens of Other Power in Shin Buddhism (And vice-versa)

In the final presentation from our 2008 IBS Winter Symposium, Dr. David Matsumoto analyzes the thinking of philosopher Jacques Derrida through Shinshu philosophy — and Shin philosophy through Derrida!

Originally recorded February 28, 2008

© 2008 David Matsumoto

A Modern Take on the Theodicy Conundrum: Comparing Kiyozawa Manshi and Søren Kierkegaard on Akunin Shōki

Next in our continuing series of presentation from the 2008 IBS Winter Symposium, Rev. Mark Blum gives a spirited paper on the “problem of evil” from a Buddhist/Western philosophical perspective. His argument is based in part on an interpretation of akunin shoki, or “evil persons” in Shinshu thought.

Originally recorded February 28, 2008

© 2008 Mark Blum

Basing our Inter-Subjective Identity on the Primal Vow without Illusions of a Soul

Next in our continuing series of presentation from the 2008 IBS Winter Symposium, Rev. Gregory Gibbs of the Oregon Buddhist Temple in Portland discusses the important Buddhist doctrine of anantman as “no soul” as very different from “no self.” His discussion is rooted within the Shinshu tradition.

Originally recorded February 28, 2008

© 2008 Gregory Gibbs

Self as a perpetual work in progress

Next in our continuing series of presentation from the 2008 IBS Winter Symposium, the former president of the Buddhist Churches of America, Dr. Gordon Bermant, gives an inspirational talk on understanding the self in the context of both Buddhist and Western philosophy.

Originally recorded February 28, 2008

© 2008 Gordon Bermant

Other Power: Shin Buddhism, Levinas, Lear

Our second release from the 2008 IBS Winter Symposium was Dr. Steven Shankman of the University of Oregon, Eugene, who presented an illuminating talk on the French philosopher Emmanuel Levinas and Shin Buddhism as related to Shakespeare’s King Lear.

Originally recorded February 28, 2008

© 2008 Steven Shankman

Embodying Life and Death: Shin Buddhism and Comparative Philosophy

The Institute of Buddhist Studies is pleased to host an annual Winter Symposium during the BCA National Council Meeting. The theme of the 2008 Winter Symposium was the intersection of Shin Buddhist and Western philosophy.

Our first speaker was Dr. Mark Unno who delivered a moving discussion of embodied Shin Buddhist philosophy.

Originally recorded February 28, 2008

© 2008 Mark Unno

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