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Zen and the Unsayable

Chris Mortensen

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/9780195381559.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter explores the limits of the sayable in the context of Zen stories, arguing that the very fact that Zen addresses our mode of prereflective engagement with the world—a mode of engagement ... More


Retrospect

Yulia Ustinova

in Caves and the Ancient Greek Mind: Descending Underground in the Search for Ultimate Truth

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199548569
eISBN:
9780191720840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548569.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The Retrospect draws together the major themes explored in the book, focusing on the modalities common to prophecy, early philosophy, and mystery cults. It offers new integrative interpretations of ... More


And So On

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/9780198758716.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The Sanlun thinker Jizang constructed a hierarchy of ultimate and conventional truths by alternately applying the third and fourth corners of the cateṣkoṭi. This chapter discusses the significance of ... 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


Does “Buddhist Ethics” Exist?

Mark Siderits

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/9780190260507.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter addresses the question of what a Madhyamaka Buddhist ethics might look like given that Madhyamaka denies that there is little, if anything, that can be said to be ultimately true. ... More


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