PhD in Buddhist Sociology

PhD in Buddhist Sociology




First Year

  1. Marxism and Buddhism
    Post-Renaissance Western Philosophy
    Modern philosophy: rationalism and empiricism
    Illuminism, skepticism and criticism
    Hume, Kant and the French Revolution
    Post-kant philosophy
    Idealism and Realism
    Hegelian dialectical method
    Phenomenology of Spirit
    Hegelian conception of the work and marxist critique
    History as a process of de-alienation
    Philosophical Foundations of the Marxist system
    Historical Materialism and Socialism

  1. Buddhist Anarchism
    Anarchism and individualist anarchism
    Key ideas of anarchism
    In search of a future society
    Anarchism as non-utopian
    Anarchism in revolutionary praxis
    Spanish and Russian Revolution
    Current society and social reformers
    Origins of anarchism
    Individualist anarchism
    Willingness to live and reproduce
    Effort and joy of living
    The Refractory
    Economic fact and illegality
    Life as experiencing
    The Inner Life
    Individualist anarchism as full life activity

  1. Philosophical Lexicon of Anarchism
    From Gautama to Proudhon

  1. Revolutionaries of Zen
    P’ang Yun and Zen in the Art of the Family
    Rinzai and whirlwind of spiritual
    Bassui and love for music
    Ikkyu and the discourse of the renegades
    Bankei and popular voice
    Hakuin and the heresy
    Senzaki and the forsaken
    Soen and theater

  1. A Buddhist Revolution: detachment of money, war and sex
    The suffering of the Self
    Socializing money
    Spiritual Seduction
    Free of the time
    The next Buddha
    Transcending Karma
    Sublimating sex
    The enlightened behavior
    The institution as poison
    Marketized Consciousness: Society With An Attention Deficit Disorder
    Healing Ecology
    Evanescence of war
    Ideas for a Buddhist Revolution

  1. Buddhism and Contemporary Social Thinkers
    History, Time and Narrative (P. Ricoeur)
    The biographical journey
    Identifying conflicts of historical time
    Dialectical movement of hermeneutic interpretation
    Action as significant meaning
    Historical or cultural horizon
    The problematic and philosophical reflection
    Social philosopher of the imagination (C. Castoriadis)
    Logic of joints, logic and logical identity of magmas
    Psiquic Roots of aversion and the emergency of the otherness
    Socialization and sublimation
    Need for meaning
    The Other
    Imaginary institution of society
    Democracy as a regime and procedure
    Contemporary sociological diagnosis (Z. Bauman)
    Contemporary and time of new beginnings
    Liquid Modernity
    Politics and Power
    Intellectuals in social relations
    Dislocation of meaning (J. Baudrillard)
    Object systems and consumer relations
    Handling signs
    The end of the social and the end of the politic
    Silent masses
    Microphysics of simulation
    Hyper-rality, and seduction rule
    Postmodern salvation of the hermeneutic perspective (G. Vattimo)
    Hermeneutics and emancipation
    Decline of philosophy in sociology
    Charity and reason in nihilistic hermeneutics
    Torsion of the metaphysics in a strong thought
    Postmodern complexity and emancipatory hope
    Human sciences and society of communication
    Resurgence of myth
    Nihilism and kenosis
    Roots of the form (G. Lipovetsky)
    Modern Times
    Exaltation of Narcissism
    Postmodern complexity and emancipatory hope
    Pure indifference
    The post-modern discussion
    New faces of ethics
    Ephemeral imperialism
    The feminine condition

  1. Sociological Perspective
    Definition of sociology
    The conceptual analysis
    Culture and subculture
    Scheduled behavior and collective life
    Learning, similarity and diversity
    Society as social and as institutions
    Role, status and the social organziación
    Social groups and categories
    Types of companies
    Primary groups and communities
    Manifest and latent functions of social
    Dysfunction, stability and change
    the social evolution, interdependence and balance
    Dissemination, innovation and tension
    Sociology and the individual
    The reality of the individual and the social production
    Socio-psychological perspectives

  1. The appearance, history and eternity of man
    History as progress: science, reality, philosophy
    Immanence and transcendence
    History as past and future
    Dynamic reality
    Thinking anticipated and consecutive
    Reflection and Action
    Freedom, thinking and understanding
    Ontological Judgment
    Static and dynamic Critical
    Ontology of the story: think the reality as a whole that becomes
    The progress of perceptible reality as growth of freedom
    Man <> Humanity
    Evolution of humanity: integrating of human substantivity in a higher level of being
    Philosophical Anthropology
    Being-in-the-world: exteriority and interiority
    The abstract and concrete time
    Analog fundamental structures of man and humanity
    Social Freedom, work and contemplation
    The death of the human
    Periodization of history
    Angst of events
    The image of the future: Freedom
    Truth as existential freedom
    Meaning of history: freedom and determinateness
    History as decadence (destination)
    History as progress (Hegel and Marx)
    History as repetition (Heidegger)
    Progress and Freedom
    Metaphysics of history
    Ontology and mystical experience
    Think the transcendent
    The Foundation of the existence
    Creation and Evolution
    Immortality: the revelation of philosophy
    Changing the image of the world
    Secularization and demythologizing

  1. Sociology of Education
    Education as an object of sociological study
    Special Sociology and contemporary role of the social sciences
    Education as a social process
    Homogenizing and differentiating Function
    Sociocultural conditioning of personality
    Conservative and innovative function
    Social technique
    Sociological study of teaching
    Traditionalist societies and society of classes
    Social structure and socialization
    Crisis of the contemporary world
    Education and Development

  1. Philosophical Treatise of General Pedagogy
    Education and general pedagogy
    Philosophy of education
    Pedagogical Antinomies
    Concept and Critique of the natural education
    Concept and critique of Social education
    Education and the relationship with the human
    Experimental basis of education
    Biological, Sociological and Psychological Contributions
    Philosophical principles of a philosophy of education
    Outlines of a philosophy of spirit as the foundation of pedagogy
    Awareness and Character: outline of critical psychology
    Awareness and society: outline of critical sociology
    Elements of education
    Hierarchy of the educational purposes
    Corporal education
    Intellectual education
    Vocational education
    The practical and moral education (social, political, human)
    Aesthetic education (artistic, phyletic, religious)
    Male and female education
    Pedagogical methods
    Methods of physical culture
    Intellectual culture methods
    Moral culture methods
    The school and life
    Educational Institutions
    The educator and his training
    Continued education in life

  1. Philosophy of History
    Weakness of States
    The global liberal revolution
    The age of the humanity
    The idea of a universal history
    The mechanism of desire
    The end of barbarism
    The eternal accumulation
    Education and Democracy
    Fight for recognition
    The first subject
    Lordship and servitude
    Universal and homogeneous state
    Origin labor
    Empire of resentment and defense
    Unreality of Realism
    The Power of the non-power
    National interests
    Towards a peaceful reconciliation
    The Last Man
    In the realm of freedom
    Free and unequal
    Perfect and imperfect Rights
    Spirit Wars

  1. An inner God: Future’s humanity as part of the natural world
    Hidden aspects of reality
    Worlds within a world
    Toward a Theology of the Earth
    Deep Roots
    Individuality, personality and community
    Places, people and nations
    The persistence of the place
    Humanized Nature
    Franciscan conservation or Benedictine administration
    Adequacy, change and planning
    An inner demon
    Industrial society and human civilization
    Human being
    Arcadian life against Faustian civilization


Second Year

  1. The future of humanity
    Responsible use of atomic energy
    Beyond the science of death
    Condition for survival
    Global government and secure peace
    Disarmament and stability

    2. Conditions of Salvation of Humanity
    Postmodern concept of progress
    Salvation and dialectical Evolution of the world
    Marxist growth and ecological awareness
    Ecological democracy
    The problem of capitalist culture
    The danger of the lack of utopianism
    The future of work and leisure

    3.  Marx and Gandhi
    Freedom of thought
    Principles of Gandhi
    Foundations of the ethics of Marx
    Progress and evolution of humanity
    Beyond social classes
    Social principle of Dharma
    Life of simplicity
    Socialism of Gandhi
    Non- violence
    Materialism and Spiritualism

    4. Non-armed and non-violent defence
    Ineffectiveness of the armed defence
    Peaceful Civil Defence
    Pacifism and international community
    Civilian resistance
    Replace war for democracy
    Peace Army

    5. The Spiritual Path of Socialism
    Defence of the poor
    Defence of workers
    Critique of capitalist administration
    Defence of the strike
    Defence of communism
    Communism of Gandhi

    6. Socialism by Gandhi
    Socialism without ideology
    Beyond poverty and richness
    Egalitarian distribution
    Peace economy
    The land of the worker
    Capitalism Curse
    Truth and pacifism in Socialism
    Peace State
    Communist model of society

    7. Peace Socialism
    Ideal of independence
    Ethical requirements of socialism
    Alternative to industrialization
    Minimum salary
    Labour and Capital

    8. Political Analysis of Ortega Gasset
    Political Philosophy
    World circumstance
    Back to the Self

    9. Socrates Life
    Voice of knowledge

    10. Spiritual History
    Science, Wisdom and Spirituality
    Eastern Spirituality
    Spirituality in Judaism
    Spirituality in Christianity
    Spirituality in Islam
    Integrative and Postmodern Spirituality

    11. Towards a Perennial Peace
    Compassion as key for the global peace
    New culture of humanity
    Learning and Strength of Spirituality
    Mercy and international perspective
    Disarmament of the peoples
    Oneness with nature
    Hope of a better world
    Fusion of East and West
    Buddhism as a guide of the future
    A civilization without war
    Path of peace: ideal world
    Mystical purpose of education
    Awakened mind and open heart

    12. Buddhist thought and the transformation of reality
    The Awakening of the philosophy of Being
    Unwavering optimism
    Sense of Purpose
    Human rights
    The nature of the Cure of dualism
    Therapeutic power of dialectics
    Peace and humanism
    Perennial wisdom
    Practices of virtue
    Spiritual arts
    Life-death Unity
    Culture of peace
    Alleviating suffering of the peoples

    13. Politics of Compassion
    Peace Prize
    Become a living Buddha
    Interreligious cooperation
    Spiritual Science
    Meditation and reason


Third Year

  1. Theology and Society
    Theological science
    Theology and Purpose of the society
    Redemption and Spirituality
    Social progress
    Blessed societies

    2. Revolutionary social doctrine
    Rebel Church
    Assistance attitudes towards social reality
    The problem of Power
    Development of mind
    The hope of a socialist future
    A better world
    Orientation for revolutionary action
    Manifesto of a new church
    Theology of Liberation

    3. Christian Spirituality and social commitment
    Economic, political and cultural aggression
    Anthropological and theological foundation
    Libertarian Jesus
    Social missions
    Spirituality and world politics
    Theology of compromise and liberation
    Christian Social Doctrine
    Human relations
    Beyond Capitalism and Communism
    Integration, reconciliation and radicality

    4. Ernesto Cardenal and Fidel Castro
    Revolutionary Christians
    Marxist priests
    Love all beings: Marxism

    5. Unity and reconciliation between East and West
    India and Christianity
    Knowledge of Self
    Non-dual doctrine
    New creation and Pure Earth
    Kingdom of the Messiah: righteousness and compassion
    Wisdom Path
    Christ and Buddha

    6. Christianity-communism dialogue
    Evolution of Marxism
    Neomarxism and existentialist anthropology
    Self as Freedom
    Theory of Knowledge
    Critique towards autoritarianism
    Path towards the Christian Socialism
    Beyond the dictatorship: revolution and plurality
    Communist democracy

    7. Marxist progress and Christian revolution
    Communist critique of religion
    Humanistic science
    Christian social engagement
    Love to the fellow being
    Theology of Liberation: a response to Marx
    Beyond the Church and State
    Beyond West: Eastern and Universal Christianity
    Church of Power vs Church of Compassion
    Christian anthropology and Marxist Humanism
    Pursuit of the Real Self: Awakening
    Humanized work
    The construction of a new awakened society
    Theology of Marxist history
    Dialectics, evolution and salvation
    Mediation, reconciliation and divinity
    Finality and meaning of life.


8. Postmodern Messianism

Salvation of the oppressed

Reconstruction of reality and existence

Liberation from misery and injustice

Elimination of domination

Development of paradise in the world

Imagination and Utopian Knowledge

Solidarity with the poor and the victims


9. Catholic Church and complicity with military dictatorships

National Security Doctrine

Military dictatorships and genocide

Popular Church vs. Dominant Church

Church and disappearance of people

Persecution of the popular Church

Church and democracy


10. Gandhi and Christianity

Jesus and Neo-Hinduism

Sermon of the mountain

Do good

Teaching ethics

Compared Religions

Jesus as an exemplary master

Jesus and other teachers

Teachings of Jesus

The Theology of Truth

Universal brotherhood

Ethical progress


  1. Jesus and Gandhi: saving power of pacifism

Political Impact of a Spiritual Teacher

Transforming religious concepts

Satyagraha and Christian Theology

Theology of Salvation

Salvation as Responsibility

Salvation as life and teaching of Jesus

Practical Path of Peace



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