Out of joint? : around Slavoj Žižek’s thoughts on the primordial disturbance in Buddhism

2015
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dc.abstract.enIn his book, The Fragile Absolute, in the chapter “Why Is the Truth Monstrous?”, Slavoj Žižek discusses Buddhism. Specifically, he claims that Buddhists have always found it difficult to explain, “how is it that the primordial was disturbed, and that desire emerged; that living beings got caught up in the wheel of karma, of attachment to false reality?” (2000. The Fragile Absolute, London: Verso, 73). Ultimately, Žižek suggests that in Buddhism “this fall into perversion is original, the original monstrous cut/excess, and the opposition between nirvana and desire for false appearances is there to conceal this monstrosity” (ibid. 74). Notwithstanding, in his singular views on Buddhism, Žižek does raise the question concerning the source of samsara, the source of cyclic existence, which he explains by using the concept of primordial disturbance that falls into perver-sion. This article discusses this Žižek’s concept and confronts it with the Buddhist un-derstanding of the source, causes, and the mode of emergence of cyclic existence.pl
dc.affiliationWydział Zarządzania i Komunikacji Społecznej : Instytut Kulturypl
dc.contributor.authorWoźniak, Cezary - 200237 pl
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-23T13:35:09Z
dc.date.available2016-05-23T13:35:09Z
dc.date.issued2015pl
dc.description.number3pl
dc.description.physical199-210pl
dc.description.publication0,8pl
dc.description.volume25pl
dc.identifier.eissn1689-3816pl
dc.identifier.issn1234-5792pl
dc.identifier.urihttp://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/26820
dc.languageengpl
dc.language.containerengpl
dc.rights.licencebez licencji
dc.subject.enBuddhapl
dc.subject.enmindpl
dc.subject.ensourcepl
dc.subject.enignorancepl
dc.subject.enbeginningpl
dc.subject.enprimordial disturbancepl
dc.subject.ensilencepl
dc.subject.enlanguagepl
dc.subject.ennir-vanapl
dc.subject.ensamsarapl
dc.subject.enLongchenpapl
dc.subject.enNamkhai Norbupl
dc.subject.enBuddhismpl
dc.subject.enŽižekpl
dc.subtypeArticlepl
dc.titleOut of joint? : around Slavoj Žižek’s thoughts on the primordial disturbance in Buddhismpl
dc.title.journalDialogue and Universalismpl
dc.title.volumeMany faces of contemporary phenomenologypl
dc.typeJournalArticlepl
dspace.entity.typePublication
dc.abstract.enpl
In his book, The Fragile Absolute, in the chapter “Why Is the Truth Monstrous?”, Slavoj Žižek discusses Buddhism. Specifically, he claims that Buddhists have always found it difficult to explain, “how is it that the primordial was disturbed, and that desire emerged; that living beings got caught up in the wheel of karma, of attachment to false reality?” (2000. The Fragile Absolute, London: Verso, 73). Ultimately, Žižek suggests that in Buddhism “this fall into perversion is original, the original monstrous cut/excess, and the opposition between nirvana and desire for false appearances is there to conceal this monstrosity” (ibid. 74). Notwithstanding, in his singular views on Buddhism, Žižek does raise the question concerning the source of samsara, the source of cyclic existence, which he explains by using the concept of primordial disturbance that falls into perver-sion. This article discusses this Žižek’s concept and confronts it with the Buddhist un-derstanding of the source, causes, and the mode of emergence of cyclic existence.
dc.affiliationpl
Wydział Zarządzania i Komunikacji Społecznej : Instytut Kultury
dc.contributor.authorpl
Woźniak, Cezary - 200237
dc.date.accessioned
2016-05-23T13:35:09Z
dc.date.available
2016-05-23T13:35:09Z
dc.date.issuedpl
2015
dc.description.numberpl
3
dc.description.physicalpl
199-210
dc.description.publicationpl
0,8
dc.description.volumepl
25
dc.identifier.eissnpl
1689-3816
dc.identifier.issnpl
1234-5792
dc.identifier.uri
http://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/26820
dc.languagepl
eng
dc.language.containerpl
eng
dc.rights.licence
bez licencji
dc.subject.enpl
Buddha
dc.subject.enpl
mind
dc.subject.enpl
source
dc.subject.enpl
ignorance
dc.subject.enpl
beginning
dc.subject.enpl
primordial disturbance
dc.subject.enpl
silence
dc.subject.enpl
language
dc.subject.enpl
nir-vana
dc.subject.enpl
samsara
dc.subject.enpl
Longchenpa
dc.subject.enpl
Namkhai Norbu
dc.subject.enpl
Buddhism
dc.subject.enpl
Žižek
dc.subtypepl
Article
dc.titlepl
Out of joint? : around Slavoj Žižek’s thoughts on the primordial disturbance in Buddhism
dc.title.journalpl
Dialogue and Universalism
dc.title.volumepl
Many faces of contemporary phenomenology
dc.typepl
JournalArticle
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Publication
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