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Den skapande tomhetens bild: Om kunskap och kärlek
Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
1988 (Swedish)Book (Other (popular scientific, debate etc.))
Abstract [en]

"The image of creative emptiness. On love and knowledge." This book continues the discussion from the books "Double realites", "Unknowing and knowing" and "The Unseen". Starting with a description of present-day confusion, fragmentation and suffering on theoretical and existential levels, a second part follows where a deconstructive analysis of certain - often circular- claims for knowledge as "scientific" is found. It continues with a section exploring the interwovenness of mind, knowing and space, presenting "knowing" as a form of "open space without boundaries", turns to a discussion of the consequnces of relying on a tripartite time - past, present and future - which ends in the proposal of a possible "transcendence" of conventional time. The last chapter points out a lot of dilemmas and destructive consquences of social theory, politics and ideology and asks what it could possibly mean to take "love" as a ground for knowledge. Generally the book draws on analyses within "eastern" traditions, particularly the "deconstructions" done by the third century buddhist dialectician Nagarjuna and other classical and modern representatives of so-called Madhyamika dialectic and "sunyata" (emptiness) -philosophy. It expounds the many striking parallellells between the deconstructive Madhyamika dialectic and presentday deconstrutivism or so-called postmodern thinking. The difference with respect to practical realization is also discussed and the theoretical discussions of the book are recurringly referred to all kinds of "suffering", from what is called individual psychological, over interpersonal or collective to global and historical.

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Prisma Stockholm , 1988.
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-25824ISBN: 91-518-2193-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-25824DiVA: diva2:53598
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