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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


Illuminating the Mind: An Introduction to Buddhist Epistemology

Jonathan Stoltz

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190907532
eISBN:
9780190907570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190907532.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book provides readers with an introduction to epistemology within the Buddhist intellectual tradition. It is designed to be accessible to those whose primary background is in the “Western” ... 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


Mahimabhaṭṭa on Literary Knowing

James D. Reich

in To Savor the Meaning: The Theology of Literary Emotions in Medieval Kashmir

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197544839
eISBN:
9780197544860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197544839.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter begins Part II of the book, which is a three-chapter exploration of the work of Mahimabhaṭṭa, who lived and wrote around the end of Abhinavagupta’s life and attempted to refute the ... More


Mahimabhaṭṭa on Literary Being: The Pragmatic Use of Illusion

James D. Reich

in To Savor the Meaning: The Theology of Literary Emotions in Medieval Kashmir

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197544839
eISBN:
9780197544860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197544839.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter returns to Mahimabhaṭṭa’s reliance on Dharmakīrti and shows that, for Mahimabhaṭṭa, unlike for Abhinavagupta, understanding poetry involves illusion. Poetry, he argues, relies for its ... More


Conclusion

James D. Reich

in To Savor the Meaning: The Theology of Literary Emotions in Medieval Kashmir

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197544839
eISBN:
9780197544860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197544839.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The Conclusion recapitulates the book’s main arguments, as well as the main ideas of each thinker treated. It takes a step back to explore the relationship between these thinkers’ ideas and the ... More


Preliminaries

Jonathan Stoltz

in Illuminating the Mind: An Introduction to Buddhist Epistemology

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190907532
eISBN:
9780190907570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190907532.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter lays the foundation for the remainder of the book. It provides a brief historical overview of the most central figures in the Buddhist epistemological tradition and emphasizes the ... 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


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


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


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