From Liberal Feminist to Buddhist Nun

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Ranjoo S. Herr


In her Women and Buddhist Philosophy (2017), Jin Y. Park examines the life and philosophy of the Korean Zen Buddhist nun Kim Iryŏp. By retracing the evolution of Iryŏp’s philosophy, the book not only explores a distinct way of doing philosophy—narrative philosophy—but also demonstrates a Buddhist nun’s full agency in her conversion as well as her dedicated Buddhist practice.

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Herr, R. S. (2018). From Liberal Feminist to Buddhist Nun. Journal of World Philosophies, 3(2), 114–116. Retrieved from
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Ranjoo S. Herr

Ranjoo Seodu Herr is Professor of Philosophy at Bentley University, MA, USA. She has published widely on topics of political, social, feminist, and comparative philosophy in peer-reviewed journals.