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Moonshadows : conventional truth in Buddhist philosophy

Author: Cowherds (Authors)
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Moonshadows, the Cowherds, a team of ten scholars of Buddhist Studies, address the nature of conventional truth as it is understood in the Madhyamaka tradition deriving from Nagarjuna and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cowherds (Authors)
ISBN: 9780199751426 0199751420 9780199751433 0199751439
OCLC Number: 719994950
Description: xii, 251 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: An introduction to conventional truth / Guy Newland and Tom J.F. Tillemans --
Taking conventional truth seriously: authority regarding deceptive reality / Jay L. Garfield --
Prāsaṅgika epistemology in context / Sonam Thakchoe --
Weighing the butter, levels of explanation and falsification: models of the conventional in Tsongkhapa's account of Madhyamaka / Guy Martin Newland --
Identifying the object of negation and the status of conventional truth: why the dgag bya matters so much to Tibetan Madhyamikas / Jay L. Garfield and Sonam Thakchoe --
Can a Madhyamika be a skeptic? the case of Patsab Nyimadrak / Georges Dreyfus --
Madhyamaka and classical Greek skepticism / Georges Dreyfus and Jay L. Garfield --
The (two) truths about truth / Graham Priest, Mark Siderits and Tom J.F. Tillemans --
How far can a Madhyamika Buddhist reform conventional truth? dismal relativism, fictionalism, easy-easy truth and the alternatives / Tom J.F. Tillemans --
Is everything connected to everything else? what the gopīs know / Mark Siderits --
Carnap's pragmatism and the two truths / Bronwyn Finnigan and Koji Tanaka --
The merely conventional existence of the world / Jan Westerhoff --
Two truths: two models / Graham Priest --
Ethics for Madhyamikas / Bronwyn Finnigan and Koji Tanaka.
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