Dignaga's Investigation of the Percept: A Philosophical Legacy in India and Tibet | The Two Truths Debate | Recognizing Reality | The Central Philosophy of Tibet | Apoha | Foundations of Dharmakirti's Philosopy | Omniscience and the Rhetoric of Reason
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 Dharmakirti 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 (vyapti) are coupled throughout with insightful reflections on how best to evaluate Dharmakirti'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.
About: The work of 6th century Indian logician Dharmakirti is explored in detail in a series of twelve articles analyzing deviant logic, subject failure, and other important aspects of the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist logical tradition.
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