The present article aims at setting the issue of the relationship between Buddhism and science in a historical and philosophical frame wider than that took 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 between science and religion typical of the 18th and 19th centuries. 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.
|Titolo:||Buddhism and Modernity: In the Margin of Donald S. Lopez Jr.’S “Buddhism and Science”|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Appare nella tipologia:||01a Articolo in rivista|