Pointing at the Moon Buddhism, Logic, Analytic Philosophy

Paperback | September 25, 2009

byJay L. Garfield, Tom J.F. Tillemans, Mario DAmato

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This volume collects essays by philosophers and scholars working at the interface of Western philosophy and Buddhist Studies. Many have distinguished scholarly records in Western philosophy, with expertise in analytic philosophy and logic, as well as deep interest in Buddhist philosophy.Others have distinguished scholarly records in Buddhist Studies with strong interests in analytic philosophy and logic. All are committed to the enterprise of cross-cultural philosophy and to bringing the insights and techniques of each tradition to bear in order to illuminate problems and ideas ofthe other. These essays address a broad range of topics in the philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, logic, epistemology, and metaphysics, and demonstrate the fecundity of the interaction between the Buddhist and Western philosophical and logical traditions.

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This volume collects essays by philosophers and scholars working at the interface of Western philosophy and Buddhist Studies. Many have distinguished scholarly records in Western philosophy, with expertise in analytic philosophy and logic, as well as deep interest in Buddhist philosophy.Others have distinguished scholarly records in Bu...

Jay L. Garfield is Doris Silbert Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Philosophy at Smith College, and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Melbourne and at the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies in India. His research addresses topics in Buddhist philosophy, Cognitive Science, and cross-cultural hermeneutics....

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 5.98 × 9.09 × 0.71 inPublished:September 25, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction1. Chris Mortensen: Zen and the Unsayable2. Rupert Read: Wittgenstein and Zen Buddhism: One Practice, No Dogma3. Jan Westerhoff: The No-Thesis View: Making Sense of Verse 29 of Nagarjuna's Vigrahavyavartani4. Mario D'Amato: Why the Buddha Never Uttered a Word5. Mark Siderits: Is Reductionism Expressible?6. Jay L. Garfield and Graham Priest: Mountains Are Just Mountains7. Tom J.F. Tillemans: How Do Madhyamikas Think? Notes on Jay Garfield, Graham Priest, and Paraconsistency8. Koji Tanaka: A Dharmakirtian Critique of Nagarjunians9. Raymond Martin: Would It Matter All That Much If There Were No Selves?10. Dan Arnold: Svasa?vitti as Methodological Solipsism: "Narrow Content" and the Problem of Intentionality in Buddhist Philosophy of MindBibliography