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Nothingness and Desire: A Philosophical Antiphony

James W. Heisig


The six lectures that make up this book were delivered in March 2011 at London University's School of Oriental and Asian Studies as the Jordan Lectures on Comparative Religion. They revolve around the intersection of two ideas, nothingness and desire, as they apply to a re-examination of the questions of self, God, morality, property, and the East–West philosophical divide. Rather than attempt to harmonize East and West philosophies into a single chorus, the book undertakes a “philosophical antiphony.” Through the simple call-and-response of a few representative voices, the book tries to join ... More

Keywords: Oriental studies, Asian studies, comparative religion, Jordan Lectures, nothingness, desire, self, God, morality, property

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780824838850
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824838850.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James W. Heisig, author
Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture

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