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Seeing Differently

Srinivasa Rao

in Advaita: A Contemporary Critique

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198079811
eISBN:
9780199081707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198079811.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General

If our perceptions are different, the objects we perceive in them are also not necessarily different because the very same object may come to be perceived differently, for example, a rope as a snake. ... More


The Nature of the World

Srinivasa Rao

in Advaita: A Contemporary Critique

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198079811
eISBN:
9780199081707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198079811.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The world is described in Advaita as anātman which is sadasadvilaksana in nature. But as a positive entity different in its basic nature from the Self, it leads to a logically unavoidable dualism ... More


Would It Matter All That Much if There Were No Selves?

Raymond Martin

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/9780195381559.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter attempts to put the worry about future-oriented self-concern to rest. It argues that whatever difficulties there may be in justifying future-oriented self-concern, they are no greater ... More


On Anātman

Srinivasa Rao

in Advaita: A Contemporary Critique

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198079811
eISBN:
9780199081707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198079811.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, General

While Śankara had spoken of anātman as merely a superimposed idea, his commentators resorted to an absolutely needless hypostatization of it as a kind of positive, experienced entity in total ... More


Re-stating the Obvious

Srinivasa Rao

in Advaita: A Contemporary Critique

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198079811
eISBN:
9780199081707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198079811.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter briefly summarizes the stand taken in this book. It consists of the rejection of the ontology and metaphysics of avidyā and māyā; of the thesis that our experience of the world is ... More


Teaching Buddhism and Violence

Brian Daizen Victoria

in Teaching Religion and Violence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195372427
eISBN:
9780199949618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372427.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This essay focuses on Japanese Buddhism, including Zen, to demonstrate that Buddhism, like all of the world’s major faiths, does indeed have a long historical and doctrinal connection to violence. In ... More


General Background

Graham Priest

in The Fifth Corner of Four: An Essay on Buddhist Metaphysics and the Catuskoti

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198758716
eISBN:
9780191818639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198758716.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explains the background of Buddhist philosophy needed to understand the rest of the book: its historical and geographical development in India and China, the foundational principles of ... More


Beyond Self-Interest

Joshua May

in Regard for Reason in the Moral Mind

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198811572
eISBN:
9780191848452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198811572.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter introduces the long-standing idea that inappropriate motives, such as self-interest, can militate against virtuous motivation (acting for the right reasons). Some theorists have tried to ... More


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