The Moon Points Back

Paperback | July 15, 2015

EditorKoji Tanaka, Yasuo Deguchi, Jay L. Garfield

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The Moon Points Back comprises essays by both established scholars in Buddhist and Western philosophy and young scholars contributing to cross-cultural philosophy. It continues the program of Pointing at the Moon (Oxford University Press, 2009), integrating the approaches and insights ofcontemporary logic and analytic philosophy along with those of Buddhist Studies in order to engage with Buddhist ideas in a contemporary voice.The essays in the volume focus on the Buddhist notion of emptiness (sunyata), exploring its relationship to core philosophical issues concerning the self, the nature of reality, logic, and epistemology. The volume closes with reflections on methodological issues raised by bringing togethertraditional Buddhist philosophy and contemporary analytic philosophy.The Moon Points Back demonstrates convincingly that integration of Buddhist philosophy with contemporary analytic philosophy and logic allows for novel understandings of and insights into Buddhist philosophical thought. It also shows how Buddhist philosophers can contribute to debates incontemporary Western philosophy and how contemporary philosophers and logicians can engage with Buddhist material.

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The Moon Points Back comprises essays by both established scholars in Buddhist and Western philosophy and young scholars contributing to cross-cultural philosophy. It continues the program of Pointing at the Moon (Oxford University Press, 2009), integrating the approaches and insights ofcontemporary logic and analytic philosophy along ...

Koji Tanaka is Lecturer in the School of Philosophy at the Australian National University. Yasuo Deguchi is Professor of Philosophy, Kyoto University. Jay L. Garfield is Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Professor in the Humanities at Yale-NUS College and Doris Silbert Professor in the Humanities at Smith College. Graham Priest is Disting...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.21 × 6.1 × 0.79 inPublished:July 15, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Deguchi Yasuo, Jay L. Garfield, Graham Priest, and Koji Tanaka: Introduction1. Amber Carpenter: Persons Keeping Their Karma Together: The Reasons for the Pudgalavada in Early Buddhism2. Tom J.F. Tillemans: On Minds, Dharmakirti and Madhyamaka3. Ricki Bliss: On Being Humean about the Emptiness of Causation4. Roy W. Perrett: Essence and Happiness5. Graham Priest: The Net of Indra6. Nicholaos Jones: Buddhist Reductionism and Emptiness of Huayan Perspective7. Yasuo Deguchi: Constructing Logic of Emptiness: Nishitani, Jizang, and Paraconsistency8. Aaron Cotnoir: Nagarjuna's Logic9. Laura Guerrero: Conventional Truth and Intentionality in the Work of Dharmakirti10. Elena Walsh: Relativism in Buddhist Philosophy: Candrakirti on Mutual Dependence and the Basis of Convention11. Jay L. Garfield: Two Truths and MethodContributorsReferencesIndex

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"A fantastic volume by some of the world's leading scholars working on the interaction of Western and Buddhist philosophy. It conveys a real sense of excitement about the way the two traditions can advance each other. Highly recommended to philosophers and scholars of Buddhism alike." --Jan Westerhoff, University of Oxford