A New Humanism: The University Addresses of Daisaku Ikeda
As a Buddhist and ardent advocate of peace, Ikeda offers fresh insights that connect the philosophy and values of the Buddhist tradition with the legacy and future of the humanist tradition largely associated with the West.
In each piece, the author examines cultural and philosophical themes relevant to his particular audience in the light of today’s world and its challenges. From the ages-old inquiries of the humanities to the modern role of culture and religion, Ikeda uses highly accessible language to discuss human nature in all its complexity and the human potential for change and transformation.
The themes in this collection of addresses reflect the larger body of the author’s works on Buddhist humanism and its application in contemporary society.