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Against a Hindu god : Buddhist philosophy of religion in India, Parimal G. Patil

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Against a Hindu god : Buddhist philosophy of religion in India
Title
Against a Hindu god
Title remainder
Buddhist philosophy of religion in India
Statement of responsibility
Parimal G. Patil
Title variation
Buddhist philosophy of religion in India
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Philosophical arguments for and against the existence of God have been crucial to Euro-American and South Asian philosophers for over a millennium. Critical to the history of philosophy in India, were the centuries-long arguments between Buddhist and Hindu philosophers about the existence of a God-like being called Isvara and the religious epistemology used to support them. By focusing on the work of Ratnakirti, one of the last great Buddhist philosophers of India, and his arguments against his Hindu opponents, Parimal G. Patil illuminates South Asian intellectual practices and the nature of philosophy during the final phase of Buddhism in India. Based at the famous university of Vikramasila, Ratnakirti brought the full range of Buddhist philosophical resources to bear on his critique of his Hindu opponents' cosmological/design argument. At stake in his critique was nothing less than the nature of inferential reasoning, the metaphysics of epistemology, and the relevance of philosophy to the practice of religion. In developing a proper comparative approach to the philosophy of religion, Patil transcends the disciplinary boundaries of religious studies, philosophy, and South Asian studies and applies the remarkable work of philosophers like Ratnakirti to contemporary issues in philosophy and religion
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Patil, Parimal G
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ratnakīrti
  • Ratnakīrti
  • Knowledge, Theory of (Buddhism)
  • God (Hinduism)
  • Nyaya
  • Religion
  • RELIGION
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • God (Hinduism)
  • Knowledge, Theory of (Buddhism)
  • Nyaya
  • Religion
  • Eastern Philosophy
  • Non-Western Philosophy
  • Philosophy
Label
Against a Hindu god : Buddhist philosophy of religion in India, Parimal G. Patil
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Comparative philosophy of religions -- Disciplinary challenges -- A grammar for comparison -- Comparative philosophy of religions -- Content, structure, and arguments -- Epistemology -- Religious epistemology in classical India: in defense of a Hindu god -- Interpreting Nyāya epistemology -- The Nyāya argument for the existence of Īśvara -- Defending the Nyāya argument -- Conclusion: Shifting the burden of proof -- Against Īśvara: Ratnakīrti's Buddhist critique -- The Section on pervasion: the trouble with natural relations -- Two arguments -- The Section on the reason property -- The Section on the target property -- Conclusion: Is Īśvara the maker of the world? -- Language, mind, and ontology -- The theory of exclusion, conceptual content, and Buddhist epistemology -- The theory of exclusion -- What exclusion is not -- Semantic value -- Ratnakīrti's inferential argument -- Conclusion: Jñānaśrīmitra's three questions -- Ratnakīrti's world: toward a Buddhist philosophy of everything -- An inventory of mental objects/images -- The contents of perception -- The contents of inferential/verbal awareness -- Nonexistence, existence, and ultimate existence -- The Īśvara-inference, revisited -- Conclusion: Who created the world? -- The values of Buddhist epistemology -- Foundational figures and foundational texts -- The soteriological significance of epistemology -- Jñānaśrīmitra on epistemology as pedagogy -- Ratnakīrti's framework of value -- Conclusion: Religious reasoning as religious practice
Control code
ocn787847803
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 406 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231513074
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/pati14222
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt273cm4
  • a98310e3-eb8d-4506-a054-5a232b5f9aa1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)787847803
Label
Against a Hindu god : Buddhist philosophy of religion in India, Parimal G. Patil
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Comparative philosophy of religions -- Disciplinary challenges -- A grammar for comparison -- Comparative philosophy of religions -- Content, structure, and arguments -- Epistemology -- Religious epistemology in classical India: in defense of a Hindu god -- Interpreting Nyāya epistemology -- The Nyāya argument for the existence of Īśvara -- Defending the Nyāya argument -- Conclusion: Shifting the burden of proof -- Against Īśvara: Ratnakīrti's Buddhist critique -- The Section on pervasion: the trouble with natural relations -- Two arguments -- The Section on the reason property -- The Section on the target property -- Conclusion: Is Īśvara the maker of the world? -- Language, mind, and ontology -- The theory of exclusion, conceptual content, and Buddhist epistemology -- The theory of exclusion -- What exclusion is not -- Semantic value -- Ratnakīrti's inferential argument -- Conclusion: Jñānaśrīmitra's three questions -- Ratnakīrti's world: toward a Buddhist philosophy of everything -- An inventory of mental objects/images -- The contents of perception -- The contents of inferential/verbal awareness -- Nonexistence, existence, and ultimate existence -- The Īśvara-inference, revisited -- Conclusion: Who created the world? -- The values of Buddhist epistemology -- Foundational figures and foundational texts -- The soteriological significance of epistemology -- Jñānaśrīmitra on epistemology as pedagogy -- Ratnakīrti's framework of value -- Conclusion: Religious reasoning as religious practice
Control code
ocn787847803
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 406 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231513074
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/pati14222
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt273cm4
  • a98310e3-eb8d-4506-a054-5a232b5f9aa1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)787847803

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