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A Dharmakīrtian Critique of Nāgārjunians

Koji Tanaka

in Pointing at the Moon: Buddhism, Logic, Analytic Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195381559
eISBN:
9780199869244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381559.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses not on the exegetical accuracy of Jay Garfield and Graham Priest's reconstruction of Nāgārjuna, but on the implication that Garfield and Priest draw from this reconstruction. ... More


Sentience

Jonardon Ganeri

in The Self: Naturalism, Consciousness, and the First-Person Stance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199652365
eISBN:
9780191740718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652365.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, History of Philosophy

Dharmakīrti, Dignāga's very influential successor, expands the discussion with an impressive analysis of nonconceptual perceptual content. This chapter argues that Dharmakīrti's account should be ... More


The Golden Age of Indian Buddhist Philosophy

Jan Westerhoff

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198732662
eISBN:
9780191796876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198732662.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book gives a concise account of one of the most vibrant episodes in the history of ancient Indian thought, the development of Buddhist philosophy from the composition of the Abhidharma works ... More


Brains, Buddhas, and Believing: The Problem of Intentionality in Classical Buddhist and Cognitive-Scientific Philosophy of Mind

Dan Arnold

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231145473
eISBN:
9780231518215
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231145473.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book looks at first-millennium Indian arguments and contemporary debates on the philosophy of mind and shows that seemingly arcane arguments among first-millennium Indian thinkers can illuminate ... More


Dharmakīrti’s Proof of Rebirth: A Dualist Account of the Causes of Cognition

Dan Arnold

in Brains, Buddhas, and Believing: The Problem of Intentionality in Classical Buddhist and Cognitive-Scientific Philosophy of Mind

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231145473
eISBN:
9780231518215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231145473.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter considers Dharmakīrti's critique of physicalism in the Pramāṇavārttika, or “Critical Commentary on Epistemic Criteria.” It begins with a general survey of some central commitments of ... More


The Apoha Doctrine: Dharmakīrti’s Account of Mental Content

Dan Arnold

in Brains, Buddhas, and Believing: The Problem of Intentionality in Classical Buddhist and Cognitive-Scientific Philosophy of Mind

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231145473
eISBN:
9780231518215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231145473.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter considers the apoha doctrine as Dharmakīrti's proposed explanation of the content of thought—an explanation meant as a nonintentional account of intentionality, resembling, in this ... More


The Svasaṃvitti Doctrine: Dharmakīrti’s “Methodological Solipsism”

Dan Arnold

in Brains, Buddhas, and Believing: The Problem of Intentionality in Classical Buddhist and Cognitive-Scientific Philosophy of Mind

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231145473
eISBN:
9780231518215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231145473.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter analyzes Dharmakīrti's foundational doctrine of svasaṃvitti, or “self-awareness.” It begins by turning to his predecessor Dignāga. In first introducing the doctrine, Dignāga sketches ... More


Indian Arguments from Practical Reason: Mīmāṃsakas and Mādhyamikas Contra Cognitivism

Dan Arnold

in Brains, Buddhas, and Believing: The Problem of Intentionality in Classical Buddhist and Cognitive-Scientific Philosophy of Mind

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231145473
eISBN:
9780231518215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231145473.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter completes the case for thinking that the foregoing project of Dharmakīrti is vulnerable to the same kinds of arguments that have been leveled against the physicalist cognitivism of ... More


Introduction

Dan Arnold

in Brains, Buddhas, and Believing: The Problem of Intentionality in Classical Buddhist and Cognitive-Scientific Philosophy of Mind

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231145473
eISBN:
9780231518215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231145473.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to look at what was arguably the dominant trajectory of Indian Buddhist philosophy—that stemming from Dharmakīrti (c.600–660 ... More


Concluding Reflections: Religious Studies and Philosophy of Mind

Dan Arnold

in Brains, Buddhas, and Believing: The Problem of Intentionality in Classical Buddhist and Cognitive-Scientific Philosophy of Mind

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231145473
eISBN:
9780231518215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231145473.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter summarizes the preceding discussions and presents some final thoughts. It argues that despite the seemingly sharp divergence between the projects of physicalist Fodor and idealist ... More


Reflexivity in Buddhist Epistemology: Implications for Cooperative Cognition

John D. Dunne

in Dualities, Dialectics, and Paradoxes in Organizational Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198827436
eISBN:
9780191866289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827436.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Recent developments in the study of human cognition suggest that, in the context of interacting to accomplish a task together, humans engage in a form of ‘distributed’ or ‘cooperative’ cognition that ... More


Epistemology

Jay L. Garfield

in Engaging Buddhism: Why It Matters to Philosophy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780190204334
eISBN:
9780190204372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190204334.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General, History of Philosophy

This chapter considers Buddhist pramāṇa theory as an approach to epistemology, focusing on its pragmatism and on the doctrine of apoha as an account of universals. It also considers debates between ... More


Buddhist Idealism

Bronwyn Finnigan

in Idealism: New Essays in Metaphysics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198746973
eISBN:
9780191863622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746973.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter surveys some of the most influential Buddhist arguments in defense of idealism. It begins by clarifying the central theses under dispute and rationally reconstructs arguments from four ... More


Rival Logics of Domain Restriction

Jonardon Ganeri

in The Lost Age of Reason: Philosophy in Early Modern India 1450-1700

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199218745
eISBN:
9780191809774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199218745.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the interests of early modern Indian philosophy in the logic of quantification and the semantics of the Sanskrit particle eva, which means ‘only’, ‘alone’, ‘exactly’, ... More


Perceiving Particulars: A Buddhist Defence

Mark Siderits

in Studies in Buddhist Philosophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198754862
eISBN:
9780191816369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754862.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This essay defends the claim of the sixth-century logico-epistemological school of Dignāga and Dharmakīrti (sometimes glossed as ‘Yogācāra-Sautrāntika’) that the object of perception is a bare (i.e. ... More


Some Problems Regarding Thinking about Abhāva in the Indian Tradition

Nalini Bhushan, Jay L. Garfield, and Daniel Raveh (eds)

in Contrary Thinking: Selected Essays of Daya Krishna

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199795550
eISBN:
9780190267636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199795550.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this chapter, Daya Krishna reflects on the concept of abhāva and some of the problems that arise when it is analyzed within the context of Indian philosophy. Dharmakīrti's thinking on the subject ... More


On Minds, Dharmakīrti and Madhyamaka

Tom J. F. Tillemans

in The Moon Points Back

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190226862
eISBN:
9780190226893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190226862.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on a potential application of Buddhist Madhyamaka thought to a recurrent problem in philosophy, East and West: the mind-body problem. The usual Buddhist defenses of mind are ... More


Conventional Truth and Intentionality in the Work of Dharmakīrti

Laura Guerrero

in The Moon Points Back

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190226862
eISBN:
9780190226893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190226862.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Conventional truth describes things as delivered by ordinary experience; ultimate truth captures the way that things are independent of our interests, practices, and cognitive faculties. It is ... More


The School of Diṅnāga and Dharmakīrti

Jan Westerhoff

in The Golden Age of Indian Buddhist Philosophy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198732662
eISBN:
9780191796876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198732662.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The chapter begins with an account of the lives and works of Diṅnāga and Dharmakīrti, the key thinkers of the so-called ‘logico-epistemological school’. Following sections discuss the most important ... More


Apohavāda, Nominalism, and Resemblance Theories

Mark Siderits

in Studies in Buddhist Philosophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198754862
eISBN:
9780191816369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754862.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This essay attempts to add support to the claim that the understanding of apoha in terms of two different kinds of negatin can indeed be provided with historical support. Siderits’s presentation of ... More


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