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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


Concluding Remarks

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/9780198732662.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This section summarizes three main conclusions about the Buddhist philosophical enterprise: 1. Assessing different parts of Buddhist literature according to the question whether this is ‘what the ... 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


Introduction

Jan Westerhoff

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/9780198754862.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The introduction provides a short intellectual biography of Mark Siderits, which presents an overview of his professional development over the course of his career. Overall the focus of this ... More


Engaging Buddhism: Why It Matters to Philosophy

Jay L. Garfield

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780190204334
eISBN:
9780190204372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190204334.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General, History of Philosophy

This book argues for the importance of an engagement with the Buddhist philosophical tradition by contemporary Western philosophers. It also provides a philosophical introduction to that tradition, ... More


Studies in Buddhist Philosophy

Mark Siderits

Jan Westerhoff (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198754862
eISBN:
9780191816369
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754862.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book is a collection of essays by Mark Siderits on topics in Indian Buddhist philosophy. The essays are divided into six main systematic sections, dealing with realism and anti-realism, further ... More


What Is “Buddhist Philosophy?”

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/9780190204334.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General, History of Philosophy

This chapter provides an introduction to the fundamental approaches and tenets shared by all Buddhist philosophical schools. The four noble truths are introduced and explained. Buddhist doctrines and ... More


The Metaphysical Perspective I: Interdependence and Impermanence

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/9780190204334.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General, History of Philosophy

This chapter develops the fundamental Buddhist ideas of interdependence and impermanence in more detail. The differences between the ways these ideas are articulated in different Buddhist schools are ... More


The Metaphysical Perspective II: Emptiness

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/9780190204334.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines the central Buddhist metaphysical concept of emptiness. The doctrine of the two truths is explained, and its interpretations by different Buddhist schools are distinguished. The ... More


The Self

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/9780190204334.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General, History of Philosophy

This chapter addresses Buddhist conceptions of the self in various Buddhist traditions and brings them into dialogue with contemporary debates about the self in cognitive science and philosophy.


Consciousness

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/9780190204334.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General, History of Philosophy

This chapter considers the nature of consciousness from various Buddhist points of view, and from the standpoint of analytic philosophy of mind and phenomenology. Insights from specific Buddhist ... More


Phenomenology

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/9780190204334.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General, History of Philosophy

This chapter addresses Buddhist accounts of phenomenology, focusing on that developed in the Yogācāra school. Special attention is paid to the theory of the three natures as developed in Vasubandhu’s ... 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


Logic and the Philosophy of Language

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/9780190204334.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General, History of Philosophy

This chapter considers Buddhist approaches to the question of the nature of meaning and to the nature of inference, including accounts of language as tantra. It considers Buddhist accounts of ... More


Ethics

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/9780190204334.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General, History of Philosophy

This chapter argues that Buddhist ethical theory is very different in form from Western ethical theory, and is structured as moral phenomenology. It addresses both Abhidharma ethical thought and that ... More


Methodological Postscript

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/9780190204334.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General, History of Philosophy

This chapter offers advice regarding how to engage in cross-cultural philosophy. Attention is paid to the challenges posed by translation and by interpretation of texts outside of the traditions in ... 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


Introduction

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/9780198732662.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter provides an introduction to the history of Indian Buddhist philosophy set out in the following chapters. It gives an overview of the key factors that shaped the formation of Indian ... More


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