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Rhetoric, Aesthetics and Reliability

Nicholas Jardine

in The Scenes of Inquiry: On the Reality of Questions in the Sciences

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198250395
eISBN:
9780191681288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198250395.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter examines the roles in the sciences of different forms of appeal to literary and aesthetic sensibility. It reviews some studies to discuss the reliability and amenability to calibration ... More


Text as Father: Paternal Seductions in Early Mahayana Buddhist Literature

Alan Cole

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520242760
eISBN:
9780520931404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242760.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This work sheds new light on the origins and nature of Mahayana Buddhism, with close readings of four well-known texts: the Lotus Sutra, Diamond Sutra, Tathagatagarbha Sutra, and Vimalakirti Nirdesa. ... More


Conclusion: A Cavalier Attitude Toward Truth-fathers

Alan Cole

in Text as Father: Paternal Seductions in Early Mahayana Buddhist Literature

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520242760
eISBN:
9780520931404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242760.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The chapter appraises the study of Buddhist texts, bringing up several arguments on the narrative analysis, literary strategies, and basic impression they make. The conclusion of this study shows ... More


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