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Against a Hindu god: Buddhist philosophy of religion in India 1 edition

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Against a Hindu god
Buddhist philosophy of religion in India
Parimal G. Patil.

Published 2009 by Columbia University Press in New York .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Comparative philosophy of religions
Disciplinary challenges
A grammar for comparison
Comparative philosophy of religions
Content, structure, and arguments
Religious epistemology in classical India: in defense of a Hindu god
Interpreting Nyāya epistemology
The Nyāya argument for the existence of Īśvara
Defending the Nyāya argument
Shifting the burden of proof
Against Īśvara: Ratnakīrti's Buddhist critique
The section on pervasion: the trouble with natural relations
Two arguments
The section on the reason property
The section on the target property
Is Īśvara the maker of the world?
Language, mind, and ontology
The theory of exclusion, conceptual content, and Buddhist
The theory of exclusion
What exclusion is not
Semantic value
Ratnakīrti's inferential argument
Jñānaśrīmitra's three questions
Ratnakīrti's world: toward a Buddhist philosophy of everything
An inventory of mental objects/images
The contents of perception
The contents of inferential/verbal awareness
Nonexistence, existence, and ultimate existence
The Īśvara-inference, revisited
Who created the world?
The values of Buddhist epistemology
Foundational figures and foundational texts
The soteriological significance of epistemology
Jñānaśrīmitra on epistemology as pedagogy
Ratnakīrti's framework of value
Religious reasoning as religious practice.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
BQ4440 .P38 2009

The Physical Object

p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
9780231142229, 9780231513074
LC Control Number
Library Thing


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