Connections Between Buddhism and Political Theory and Action
Matt Moore's book, "Buddhism and Political Theory", sparks a great discussion among colleagues.
Dr. Matt Moore, and interlocutor Dr. Joe Lynch, discussed the connections between Buddhism and political theory and action. The professors engaged the audience in a dialogue about the three core premises of Buddhist political thought - there is no self, that politics is of little importance in human life, and that normative principles are practical advice as opposed to obligatory demands. Using Dr. Moore's Buddhism and Political Theory as a backdrop, Drs. Lynch and Moore explored the connections to Western theories of political thought, as well as the implications for political responsibility, human rights, and global politics.