By Parimal Patil
Philosophical arguments for and opposed to the lifestyles of God were the most important to Euro-American and South Asian philosophers for over a millennium. severe to the historical past of philosophy in India, have been the centuries-long arguments among Buddhist and Hindu philosophers in regards to the life of a God-like being referred to as Isvara and the non secular epistemology used to aid them. by means of concentrating on the paintings of Ratnakirti, one of many final nice Buddhist philosophers of India, and his arguments opposed to his Hindu rivals, Parimal G. Patil illuminates South Asian highbrow practices and the character of philosophy in the course of the ultimate section of Buddhism in India.
Based on the recognized collage of Vikramasila, Ratnakirti introduced the total variety of Buddhist philosophical assets to endure on his critique of his Hindu rivals' cosmological/design argument. At stake in his critique used to be not anything under the character of inferential reasoning, the metaphysics of epistemology, and the relevance of philosophy to the perform of faith. In constructing a formal comparative method of the philosophy of faith, Patil transcends the disciplinary obstacles of spiritual reviews, philosophy, and South Asian reviews and applies the notable paintings of philosophers like Ratnakirti to modern concerns in philosophy and faith.
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Extra info for Against a Hindu God: Buddhist Philosophy of Religion In India
Without understanding this technical language, it is simply impossible to appreciate and understand even the general character of Sanskrit philosophy of religion, let alone the speciﬁc details of interreligious debates between Buddhist and Nyaya phi losophers. The purpose of this chapter is to provide an introduction to the philosophical language and style of Sanskrit epistemology, and to Buddhist and Nyaya theories of inferential reasoning more speciﬁcally. I seek to develop a conceptual vocabulary for understanding both the philosophical details of Ratnakirti’s debate with his Nyaya opponents and what is at stake in it.
Religious Epistemology in Classical India 41 to one another as effect and cause. It is the aetiology (or causal history) of a state of awareness that determines whether or not that state of awareness is a knowing-event. 22 More speciﬁcally, the Naiyayikas are “extrinsicists” about knowledge: What makes an awareness-event a knowing-event is the presence of an “epistemically special property” ( guna) among the generic causal factors that bring about the event. This property is a necessary, but not sufﬁcient, condition for it to be a knowing-event.
This is, however, not meant in the sense that reference to the background of Western philosophy is indispensable in every single case of investigation but means that the study of Indian or other nonEuropean philosophy as a whole cannot be proﬁtably carried out unless it is related in some way to the subject matter of philosophy and even to the most recent developments of Western thought. ” Taber (2001:74, in a review of Kellner 1997b) remarks, “While her interpretive study provides an accurate account of the details of the debate between Rantaraksita and Kumarila, one misses the big picture.
Against a Hindu God: Buddhist Philosophy of Religion In India by Parimal Patil