Three Conceptions of Dharma: Twentieth Century Buddhism through a Two Millennia Lens

Title

Three Conceptions of Dharma: Twentieth Century Buddhism through a Two Millennia Lens

Authors

Presenter(s)

John Carter Herzog

Comments

This poster reflects research conducted as part of a course project designed to give students experience in the research process. Course: HST 498

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Description

In the 20th Century West, counterculture movements across the United States embraced their Kantian duty to Enlightenment. They explored heterodox philosophies that represented rebellion and exploration, and they searched for meaning on the other side of the abyss between "East" and "West". This project examines the history of the Indian philosophy of dharma in three of its "schools": the Brahman scholars of Orthodox Hinduism, the philosophers of Buddhism, and the Western Practitioners of Buddhism in the 20th Century. Through comparative historiography and examination of primary texts, the project will attempt to illustrate the problematic adoption of Buddhism without full comprehension of its historical legacy.

Publication Date

4-22-2021

Project Designation

Course Project

Primary Advisor

Ashleigh S. Lawrence-Sanders

Primary Advisor's Department

History

Keywords

Stander Symposium Posters, College of Arts and Sciences

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education

Three Conceptions of Dharma: Twentieth Century Buddhism through a Two Millennia Lens

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