Selected Writings on Buddhist Philosophy

Eric S. Nelson



Kim Iryŏp’s Existential Buddhism (Pre-Publication Draft / Forthcoming in Philosophy East West)
Book Review of Jin Y. Park, trans. and introduction, Reflections of a Zen Buddhist Nun: Essays by Zen Master Kim Iryop. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2014. 328 pp. Cloth $49.00.

[pdf in English]: Ethics, Kamma, and Sustainable Development. Thich Nhat Tu and Thich Duc Thien, Buddhism for Sustainable Development and Social Change (Ho Chi Minh City: Vietnam Buddhist University Press, 2014); [pdf in Vietnamese]: Đạo Đức, Nghiệp Và Sự Phát Triển Bền Vững. Phật Giáo Về Phát Triển Bền Vững Và Thay Đổi Xã Hội, (Tphcm: Học Viện Phật Giáo Việt Nam Tại), 19-29.

[link] The Complicity of the Ethical: Causality, Karma, and Violence in Buddhism and Levinas. In: Leah Kalmanson, Frank Garrett and Sarah Mattice, eds., Levinas and Asian Thought (Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, 2013), 99-114.

[pdf] Virtue and Violence in Therāvada and Sri Lankan Buddhism. Buddhist Roles in Peacemaking, ed. Chanju Mun and Ronald S. Green (Honolulu: Blue Pine Books, 2009), 199-233.

[link] Demystifying Experience: Nothingness and Sacredness in Heidegger and Chan Buddhism. Angelaki, Volume 17, number 3, September 2012, 65-77.

 [pdf] Questioning Karma: Buddhism and the Phenomenology of the EthicalRevisioning Karma. Ed. Charles Prebish, Damien Keown, Dale S. Wright (Journal of Buddhist Ethics, 2007), 353-373.

Review of William Edelglass and Jay L. Garfield, Buddhist Philosophy: Essential Readings (Oxford University Press, 2009). H-Buddhism, Oct. 2009:
Review of Simon James, Zen Buddhism and Environmental Ethics (Ashgate, 2004). Journal of Buddhist Ethics, Volume 12, 2005, 119-126.  [PDF]

Recent Works on the Zen Koan: Steven Heine and Dale Wright (eds), The Koan: Texts and Contexts in Zen Buddhism (Oxford University Press, 2002); Steven Heine, Opening a Mountain: Koans of the Zen Masters (Oxford University Press, 2002). Buddhist-Christian Studies, Vol. 24, 2004, 284-288. Available from Project Muse [HTML]   [PDF]

Buddhism and War: Reviews of Brian Daizen Victoria, Zen War Stories (Routledge, 2003) and Tessa J. Bartholomeusz, In Defense of Dharma: Just-War Ideology in Buddhist Sri Lanka (Routledge, 2002). Journal of Military Ethics, Vol. 2, No. 3, 2003, pp. 252-255.   [HTML]   [PDF]

Review of Allan Hunt Badiner (ed.), Mindfulness in the Marketplace: Compassionate Responses to Consumerism (Parallax Press, 2002). Journal of Buddhist Ethics, Volume 10, 2003, 66-70.   [PDF]