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Frontiers of Philosophy in China

ISSN 1673-3436

ISSN 1673-355X(Online)

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Front. Philos. China    2006, Vol. 1 Issue (4) : 594-629     DOI: 10.1007/s11466-006-0027-2
Scientific analysis of Buddhism and a comparative study of Buddhism and science
Ma Tianxiang
School of Philosophy, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
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Abstract  As Buddhism spread into China, the Mahayana (Dacheng) and Hinayana (Xiaocheng) schools, as well as the kong zz (empty) or you g (being) schools, each developed separately, with all sorts of competing theories emerging. While Chinese Buddhism saw a revival in modern times, Western science also gained ground all over the country, and many scholars, technologists and monks sought to interpret the meaning of kong according the achievements and method of the natural sciences. They used science to interpret the content and methods of Buddhist teachings, ontology, and outlook on life. Of the scholars who did so, Wang Jitong (s媅cT ) and You Zhibiao (\"fz坔) are the most excellent.
Issue Date: 05 December 2006
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