Vol. 40 No. 1 (2020): Patterns of Contemporary Nihilism
Articles

The Buddhist understanding of nihilism by Keiji Nishitani in front of the scientific explanation of the religion

Seung Chul Kim
Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture, Nagoya

Published 2020-06-01

Keywords

  • nihilism,
  • Nishitani,
  • buddhism,
  • christianity,
  • interreligious dialogue

How to Cite

Kim, S. C. (2020). The Buddhist understanding of nihilism by Keiji Nishitani in front of the scientific explanation of the religion. Teoria. Rivista Di Filosofia, 40(1), 125–136. https://doi.org/10.4454/teoria.v40i1.93

Abstract

The topic discussed in this essay is the Buddhist understanding of nihilism by Keiji Nishitani ( 西谷啓治 1900-1990), a Japanese Buddhist philosopher of the Ky ō to School. The thesis advanced in this paper is that Nishitani’s philosophical thought based on Buddhist insight could shed light on the discussion on the relation between Christianity, religion, and science in our age.