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Author Tillemans, Tom J. F.

Title Scripture, logic, language : essays on Dharmakirti and his Tibetan successors / by Tom J.F. Tillemans
Published Boston, Mass. : Wisdom Publications, [1999]


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Description xvi, 318 pages ; 23 cm
Series Studies in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism
Studies in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism.
Contents Series Editor's Preface / E. Gene Smith -- Scripturally Based Argumentation. 1. Dharmakirti, Aryadeva and Dharmapala on Scriptural Authority. 2. How Much of a Proof is Scripturally Based Inference? 3. Pre-Dharmakirti Commentators on the Definition of a Thesis -- Logic. 4. On Pararthanumana, Theses and Syllogisms. 5. On Sapaksa. 6. Formal and Semantic Aspects of Tibetan Buddhist Debate Logic. 7. Dharmakirti and Tibetans on Adrsyanupalabdhihetu. 8. What is the Svadharmin in Buddhist logic? 9. Is Buddhist Logic Non-classical or Deviant? -- Philosophy of Language. 10. On the So-called Difficult Point of the Apoha Theory. 11. What Can One Reasonably Say about Nonexistence? / co-authored by Donald S. Lopez, Jr
Summary Dharmakīrti, an Indian Buddhist philosopher of the seventh century, explored the nature, limits, and justifications of rationality within the context of Buddhist religious and metaphysical concerns. While Dharmakīrti is widely recognized for his crucial innovations in Indian logic and semantic theory, his notoriously difficult thought nonetheless remains poorly understood. In this volume, one of the world's leading scholars of Buddhist philosophy sheds light on the interrelated topics of scripture, logic, and language in the works of Dharmakīrti and his philosophical heirs, both Indian and Tibetan. Professor Tillemans' knowledgeable explanations of such technical subjects as the apoha theory of reference and the problem of entailment (vyāpti) are coupled throughout with insightful reflections on how best to evaluate Dharmakīrti's theories in light of contemporary philosophical thought. Scripture, Logic, Language is an informative and thought-provoking study for students of Buddhism as well as for those in the wider field of philosophy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-300) and index
Subject Dharmakīrti, active 7th century.
Dharmakīrti, active 7th century
Buddhism -- China -- Tibet Autonomous Region -- Doctrines -- History.
Buddhist logic -- History.
Tibetan Buddhism -- China -- Tibet Autonomous Region -- Doctrines -- History
LC no. 99036875
ISBN 0861711564 alkaline paper
0861711572 alkaline paper