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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


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


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


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