Secular Postmodernity and Buddhist Modernisation: Australia and Thailand
Zane Ma Rhea
In this paper, I will examine two intellectual traditions which are
preserved in literature. The traditions I will examine are encoded in
the writings of Jean Baudrillard, a French metaphysicist, and the
teachings of the Buddha preserved within the Ti-Pitaka, or Pali Canon.These are two of the intellectual traditions that have become popular in Australia in the 1990s and their respective emergence raises important questions for me about the relationship between religion and contemporary thinking.
The University of Sydney acknowledges that its campuses and facilities sit on the ancestral lands of Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander peoples, who have for thousands of generations exchanged knowledge for the benefit of all.