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Words That Burn: Why Did the Buddha Say What He Did?

Jonardon Ganeri

in The Concealed Art of the Soul: Theories of Self and Practices of Truth in Indian Ethics and Epistemology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202416
eISBN:
9780191708558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202416.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines the idea that the Buddha's teachings are protreptic, in the sense that they aim to transform the listener. The metaphor of philosophy as a medicine is explored in detail, and ... More


Self as Performance

Jonardon Ganeri

in The Concealed Art of the Soul: Theories of Self and Practices of Truth in Indian Ethics and Epistemology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202416
eISBN:
9780191708558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202416.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses the theory of selfhood developed by the Mādhyamika philosophers, especially Nāgārjuna and Candrakīrti, according to which becoming a self is an activity or performance. Various ... 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


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


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

Stephen Cross

in Schopenhauer's Encounter with Indian Thought: Representation and Will and Their Indian Parallels

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824837358
eISBN:
9780824871048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824837358.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book explores Arthur Schopenhauer’s encounter with Indian thought, with particular emphasis on his doctrine of representation and his account of the genesis of the will. It considers the extent ... More


The Reality-Status of the Empirical World: The Mādhyamika Teaching

Stephen Cross

in Schopenhauer's Encounter with Indian Thought: Representation and Will and Their Indian Parallels

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824837358
eISBN:
9780824871048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824837358.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the main features of Arthur Schopenhauer’s thoughts about the reality-status of the empirical world and how they relate to the Mādhyamika teaching of Mahāyāna Buddhism. It first ... More


Conclusions: Schopenhauer’s Representation and Its Indian Affinities

Stephen Cross

in Schopenhauer's Encounter with Indian Thought: Representation and Will and Their Indian Parallels

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824837358
eISBN:
9780824871048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824837358.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the Indian affinities of Arthur Schopenhauer’s doctrine of representation. It first considers the teachings of Advaita Vedānta and Mādhyamika schools regarding the deceptive ... More


Schopenhauer and Indian Thought

Stephen Cross

in Schopenhauer's Encounter with Indian Thought: Representation and Will and Their Indian Parallels

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824837358
eISBN:
9780824871048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824837358.003.0017
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This concluding chapter summarizes the numerous affinities between Arthur Schopenhauer’s ideas and Indian thought. It first considers Schopenhauer’s belief that a notable resemblance existed between ... More


Waking into Compassion: The Three Ālambana of Karuṇā

Stephen Jenkins

in Moonpaths: Ethics and Emptiness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190260507
eISBN:
9780190260538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190260507.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Anyone who becomes familiar with Buddhist thought must deal with the question of how compassion can be meaningful, if both its agent and its object are ultimately unreal. The ultimate truth of ... More


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