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The Dispeller of Disputes: Nagarjuna's Vigrahavyavartani

Jan Westerhoff

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199732692
eISBN:
9780199777365
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732692.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, Philosophy of Religion

The Vigrahavyāvartanī is a short work by the second-century Indian Buddhist philosopher Nāgārjuna. In this text, which is written in a lively question-and-answer style he addresses a number of ... More


Nagarjuna's Madhyamaka: A Philosophical Introduction

Jan Westerhoff

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195375213
eISBN:
9780199871360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375213.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book contains a discussion of thought of the 2nd-century Indian Buddhist philosophy Nāgārjuna, the founder of the ‘Middle Way’ (Madhyamaka) school of Buddhist thought. The discussion is based on ... More


Self and Subjectivity: A Middle Way Approach

Georges Dreyfus

in Self, No Self?: Perspectives from Analytical, Phenomenological, and Indian Traditions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199593804
eISBN:
9780191595691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593804.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter uses insights of the Yogācāra Buddhist tradition to explore some questions concerning consciousness. It is first argued that the Yogācāra view of consciousness provides a middle ground ... More


How Do Mādhyamikas Think?: Notes on Jay Garfield, Graham Priest, and Paraconsistency

Tom J. F. Tillemans

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/9780195381559.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter explores Jay Garfield and Graham Priest's willingness to read Nāgārjuna and other Mādhyamikas as deliberately, though cogently, inconsistent. While it rejects their view that Mādhyamika ... More


Moonshadows: Conventional Truth in Buddhist Philosophy

The Cowherds

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751426
eISBN:
9780199827190
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751426.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The doctrine of the two truths—a conventional truth and an ultimate truth—is central to Buddhist metaphysics and epistemology. The two truths (or two realities), the distinction between them, and the ... More


Time for Reconciliation: Reflections of a Zen Buddhist Nun (1955–1960)

Jin Y. Park

in Women and Buddhist Philosophy: Engaging Zen Master Kim Iryop

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824858780
eISBN:
9780824873707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858780.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 5 engages with Iryŏp’s Buddhist philosophy, by exploring her interpretations of Buddhism in the book Reflections of a Zen Buddhist Nun (1960). The chapter discusses the major Buddhist ... More


Women and Buddhist Philosophy: Engaging Zen Master Kim Iryop

Jin Y. Park

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824858780
eISBN:
9780824873707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858780.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

How and why do women engage with Buddhist philosophy? This is the fundamental question that Women and Buddhist Philosophy: Engaging Zen Master Kim Iryŏp proposes to answer through discussions of Kim ... More


The Broader Theoretical Framework of the Kālacakratantra

Vesna A. Wallace

in The Inner Kalacakratantra: A Buddhist Tantric View of the Individual

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195122114
eISBN:
9780199834808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195122119.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The first part of this chapter gives a general introduction traditions and theory to the Kālacakratantra, which is described as belonging to the class of the unexcelled yoga‐tantras ... More


Four Illusions: Candrakirti's Advice to Travelers on the Bodhisattva Path

Candrakirti

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151138
eISBN:
9780199870448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151135.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Āryadeva's Four Hundred Stanzas (Catuḥśataka) is a Mahāyāna Buddhist text that describes the Bodhisattva's path toward enlightenment. In his commentary on this text, the Indian Buddhist philosopher ... More


Self, No Self?: Perspectives from Analytical, Phenomenological, and Indian Traditions

Mark Siderits, Evan Thompson, and Dan Zahavi (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199593804
eISBN:
9780191595691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593804.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Religion

Is it possible for there to be subjectivity without a subject, for conscious states to be truly real while there is no real self or owner that has them? One step toward answering this question ... More


Taking Conventional Truth Seriously: Authority regarding Deceptive Reality

Jay L. Garfield

in Moonshadows: Conventional Truth in Buddhist Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751426
eISBN:
9780199827190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751426.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Mādhyamika philosophers in India and Tibet distinguish between two truths—the conventional and the ultimate. It is difficult, however, to say in what sense conventional truth is indeed a truth as ... More


General Introduction

A. Charles Muller and Cuong T. Nguyen (eds)

in Wonhyo's Philosophy of Mind

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835736
eISBN:
9780824871277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835736.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This introductory chapter discusses the Buddhist philosophy of mind in East Asia. Modern scholars have distinguished two major streams of early East Asian Mahāyāna Buddhist philosophy. These are the ... More


Teaching Buddhism as Philosophy

Mark Siderits

in Teaching Buddhism: New Insights on Understanding and Presenting the Traditions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199373093
eISBN:
9780199373116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373093.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Mark Siderits shares many insights about the method and effective themes he has found useful in teaching Buddhist philosophy, both on its own and in comparative courses, with the non-philosopher ... More


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


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


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


Karma and Philosophy

Johannes Bronkhorst

in Karma

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835705
eISBN:
9780824870256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835705.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines how the Indian philosophical tradition, in its various manifestations, dealt with questions relating to rebirth and karmic retribution. The philosophical systems of classical ... More


Philosophy and Ethics

Sallie B. King

in Socially Engaged Buddhism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833350
eISBN:
9780824870225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833350.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the Buddhist teachings that have shaped Engaged Buddhism such as: Karma and The Four Noble Truths. Karma is part of the foundational Buddhist teaching of causality or ... More


Knowledge, Language, and the Interpretation of Scripture: Vasubandhu’s Opening to the Mahāyāna

Jonathan C. Gold

in Paving the Great Way: Vasubandhu's Unifying Buddhist Philosophy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168267
eISBN:
9780231538008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168267.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter analyzes Vasubandhu's theory of knowledge to determine how he grounds effective reasoning in his view that existence can only be determined through causality. It shows that, for ... More


Introduction

John Makeham

in The Buddhist Roots of Zhu Xi's Philosophical Thought

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190878559
eISBN:
9780190878580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878559.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The Introduction contextualizes Zhu Xi within the “Learning of the Way” tradition of Neo-Confucian thought, and introduces key questions that animate the volume as a whole: What aspects of Buddhism ... More


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