Close Voices from Far Away: Japanese Buddhism and Continental Philosophy

Three presenters offer a look at the Zen and Shin Buddhist traditions in the light of continental philosophy, and continental philosophy in the light of Japanese Buddhism.

"Naturalness in Zen and Shin Buddhism"
Bret W. Davis, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Loyola University Maryland

"Levinas in the Light of Shinran"
Charles S. Hallisey, Yehan Numata Senior Lecturer on Buddhist Literatures, Harvard Divinity School

"Freedom in Shinran and Heidegger"
Dennis Hirota, Professor of Shin Buddhist Studies, Ryukoku University and visiting scholar at CSWR