Ian James Kidd - The Bright-siding of Buddhism

Online - 365 Teams Meeting
Wednesday 5th May 2021 (15:00-16:00)
Philosophy 2021 Spring Seminar Poster

Philosophy spring seminar series poster

Join us for our penultimate spring research seminar of 2021. The speaker this week is Ian James Kidd, University of Nottingham. This is a Works in Progress talk from University of Nottingham faculty.

The Bright-siding of Buddhism

"Modern Western audiences usually have an upbeat image of Buddhism as a spiritual dispensation focused on virtue and enlightenment. I argue this perception is deeply distorted. It owes more to the prejudices of those admirers than to the teachings of the Buddha.

A truer image is that the early Buddhist vision of human existence is, in the technical senses of the terms, pessimistic and misanthropic - a vision vital to understanding Buddhist soteriology."


Please note that all talks will take place virtually, not on campus. All are welcome. The seminars will take place Wednesdays at 3pm.

To sign up for our mailing list, please email the seminar convenor, Michael Hannon: michael.hannon@nottingham.ac.uk.

(We require your email to send you an invitation to the online seminar.)


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