with Peter Harrison, “A Scientific Buddhism?”; Thupten Jinpa, “Buddhism and Science: How Far Can the Dialogue Proceed?”; Donald S. Lopez Jr., “The Future of the Buddhist Past: A Response to the Readers”
A SCIENTIFIC BUDDHISM?
Article first published online: 14 NOV 2010
© 2010 by the Joint Publication Board of Zygon
Volume 45, Issue 4, pages 861–869, December 2010
How to Cite
Harrison, P. (2010), A SCIENTIFIC BUDDHISM?. Zygon, 45: 861–869. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9744.2010.01137.x
- Issue published online: 14 NOV 2010
- Article first published online: 14 NOV 2010
- Donald Lopez Jr.;
This essay endorses the argument of Donald Lopez's Buddhism and Science and shows how the general thesis of the book is consonant with other historical work on the “discovery” of Buddhism and on the emergence of Western conceptions of religion. It asks whether one of the key claims of Buddhism and Science—that Buddhism pays a price for its flirtation with the modern sciences—might be applicable to science-and-religion discussions more generally.