Nonduality: In Buddhism and Beyond

Category: Book
By (author): Loy, David R.
Subject:  PHILOSOPHY / Eastern
  PHILOSOPHY / Religious
  RELIGION / Comparative Religion
  RELIGION / General
Publisher: Wisdom Publications
Published: June 2019
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*One of Western Buddhism's most sophisticated thinkers on one of Buddhism's most central topics.

The concept of nonduality lies at the very heart of Mahayana Buddhism. In the West, it's usually associated with various kinds of absolute idealism in the West, or mystical traditions in the East-and as a result, many modern philosophers are poorly informed on the topic. Increasingly, however, nonduality is finding its way into Western philosophical debates. In this "scholarly but leisurely and very readable" (Spectrum Review) analysis of the philosophies of nondualism of (Hindu) Vedanta, Mahayana Buddhism, and Taoism, renowned thinker David R. Loy extracts what he calls "a core doctrine" of nonduality. Loy clarifies this easily misunderstood topic with thorough, subtle, and understandable analysis.

Previously published as Nonduality by Humanity Books.
Review Quote*"An important book tackling one of the central themes of Asian thought."


Review Quote*"A valuable book on a topic that is essential to understanding the most important systems of Eastern thought."

Review Quote*"This book will teach you that you are not who you think you are - you are much, much more than that."

Review Quote*"A coherent and profound account of the underlying unity between what are ordinarily experienced as mutually exclusive oppositions: subject and object, perceiver and perceived, phenomena and the absolute. This is a brilliant book."

Review Quote*"David Loy's Nonduality is an under-appreciated landmark in cross-cultural philosophy." 
Review Quote*"This volume constitutes the second edition of David Loy's pioneering Nonduality. It comprises the first systematic introduction to a multiplicity of non-dual philosophical systems developed in South and East Asia in the English language. In it, David Loy explores alternatives to dualism with keen philosophical insight in a language that is clear, accessible, and engaging. It is a must-read for everyone interested in Asian and comparative philosophy." 
Review Quote*"David Loy's Nonduality is a classic work in comparative philosophy exploring the similarities and differences between different forms of non-dual thinking. A must read for anyone interested in Asian philosophies." 
Review Quote*"With fluid grace, David Loy engages one of the most central concepts of religious thought. Rendering the obscure clear and the abstract engaging, he offers intriguing parallels to Western texts. This is a book that I often return to, for it is a true companion for thinking of self in the world." 
Review Quote*"For anyone interested in non-duality, perhaps the central issue of the world's wisdom tradition, there is no better resource than David Loy's remarkably clear and comprehensive book."