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Pointing at the Moon: Buddhism, Logic, Analytic Philosophy

Jay L. Garfield, Tom J. F. Tillemans, and Mario D'Amato

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195381559
eISBN:
9780199869244
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381559.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book contains chapters by philosophers and scholars working at the interface of Western philosophy and Buddhist Studies. Many have distinguished scholarly records in Western philosophy, with ... More


The current view of personalism and its origins

Jan Olof Bengtsson

in The Worldview of Personalism: Origins and Early Development

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199297191
eISBN:
9780191711374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297191.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses the current accounts and assessments of personalism in general and in the form of ‘personal idealism’ by historians of philosophy. It further looks at the view of the defining ... More


In Contradiction

Graham Priest

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199263301
eISBN:
9780191718823
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263301.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This book advocates and defends the view that there are true contradictions (dialetheism), a view that has flown in the face of orthodoxy in Western philosophy since Aristotle's time. The book has ... More


The Philosophical Critique

Linda Martín Alcoff

in Visible Identities: Race, Gender, and the Self

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195137347
eISBN:
9780199785773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137345.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses the philosophical critique of identity. In order to understand the current aversion to cultural identity, one needs to retrace the development of the philosophical treatment of ... More


Freedom and Equality: From Iqbal's Philosophy to Sen'S Ethical Concerns

Ayesha Jalal

in Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen, Volume 2: Society, Institutions, and Development

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239979
eISBN:
9780191716874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239979.003.0025
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

For a diehard secularist, Amartya Sen may not appear to have much in common with Muhammad Iqbal, the poet and philosopher of the East who took great pride in his Muslim identity. This chapter argues ... More


Nāgārjuna and the limits of thought

Graham Priest

in Beyond the Limits of Thought

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199254057
eISBN:
9780191698194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254057.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines the possible relevance of philosopher Nāgārjuna's work on contradictions arising at the limits of thought. It states that Nāgārjuna has endorsed the possibility of true ... More


Physical and Metaphysical Understanding: Nature, Agency, and Causation in African Traditional Thought

I. A. Menkiti

in African Philosophy: New and Traditional Perspectives

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195114409
eISBN:
9780199785827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019511440X.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This essay contends that traditional African culture is largely misunderstood. It is not rooted in supernaturalism and its metaphysics are empirically grounded. Westerners should acquire a more ... More


Philosophy and Mystification

Guy Robinson

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823222919
eISBN:
9780823235513
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823222919.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book is a critical reflection on the tangles and confusions of modern Western philosophy: logical necessity, machine intelligence, the relation of science and religion, determinism, skepticism, ... More


Conclusion

A. Raghuramaraju

in Debates in Indian Philosophy: Classical, Colonial, and Contemporary

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195693027
eISBN:
9780199080359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195693027.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter concludes with a look at the complexity of contemporary Indian philosophy and the nature of the postcolonial self. It also makes some clarifications regarding the terrain of contemporary ... More


Gandhi to Western Moral Philosophy

A. Raghuramaraju

in Philosophy and India: Ancestors, Outsiders, and Predecessors

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198092230
eISBN:
9780199082599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092230.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses Akeel Bilgrami, who, without exploring the exemplars from the West, be it Socrates or Christ, offers Gandhi’s views of exemplar as the way out for solving the problems ... More


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