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Philosophy and Human Revolution

Essays in Celebration of Daisaku Ikeda’s 90th Birthday

Author(s): Vinicio Busacchi
Contributors: Vinicio Busacchi;

Book Description

This book collects a series of philosophical papers dedicated to the figure and work of Daisaku Ikeda. The author’s interest in studying Ikeda’s work is not to carry out a specialised or disciplinary study of his Buddhist exegesis, or to offer a critical synthesis from the point of view of its basic doctrinal contents and references, nor to examine his creed and religious teaching.

Beyond the fact that Ikeda’s work has the double face of a construction founded on a Japanese philosophical-religious tradition with specific links to classical Chinese tradition, interfaced with the globe’s most representative literary, scientific and speculative cultural products, it was developed according to an intercultural design strongly marked by western rationality and a spiritual-speculative-pragmatic approach to life and the world.

Throughout this book, the author proposes an agnostic suspension in order to leave a place for philosophy and its argumentative constructions.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-2292-3
ISBN-10: 1-5275-2292-X
Date of Publication: 01/12/2018
Pages / Size: 162 / A5
Price: £58.99


Vinicio Busacchi is Associate Professor of Theoretical Philosophy and a member of the Doctoral Committee in the Department of Pedagogy, Psychology, and Philosophy at the University of Cagliari, Italy. He is a member of the interdisciplinary research group on “Psychoanalysis, Hermeneutics and Phenomenology” in Rome, Italy. His research interests are focused in hermeneutics, epistemology of the social sciences, theory of psychoanalysis, historical knowledge, and Buddhist studies. He has published 15 books and more than 80 papers on the philosophy of psychoanalysis, neuroscience, Buddhism, bioethics, philosophical anthropology, and the philosophy of history. His published books include Ricœur vs. Freud (2011); Pour une herméneutique critique (2013); Il Budda e la sfida del male (2013); The Recognition Principle: A Philosophical Perspective between Psychology, Sociology and Politics (2015); and Habermas and Ricoeur’s Depth Hermeneutics: From Psychoanalysis to a Critical Human Science (2016).