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Title: Living Mindfully Through Crisis: Searching for Life Advice in the “Philosophy-Medicine” of Buddhism
Authors: Deroche, Marc-Henri
Keywords: Buddhism
mindfulness
meditation
memory
attention
care
wisdom
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: University of Warsaw
Journal title: Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture
Volume: 5
Issue: 1
Start page: 50
End page: 69
Abstract: This paper examines philosophy as a way of life in a time of crisis by focusing on Buddhism, envisioned as a path exercising the faculty of “mindfulness.” From this standpoint of “Buddhist philosophy as mindful exercise, ” and following the Kyōto School’s inspiration of engaging a dialogue with Western traditions, including modern psychology and medicine, the paper reflects upon the role of philosophy during this critical period. In response to the contemporary fragmentation of knowledge, it conceives creatively a set of core principles in the form of maxims – to be examined and adapted by each potentially interested individual – as tools to retain vital information, organize reflection, and reorient one’s attention and destiny. Structured according to the Buddhist categories of view, meditation, and conduct, this collection of maxims serves to articulate the organic movement that goes back and forth between the distinctions made in philosophical discourse and the unity of lived philosophy.
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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2433/276394
DOI(Published Version): 10.14394/eidos.jpc.2021.0004
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