March 5, 2017

Against a Hindu God: Buddhist Philosophy of Religion in by Parimal G. Patil

By Parimal G. Patil

Philosophical arguments for and opposed to the life of God were an important to Euro-American and South Asian philosophers for over a millennium. serious to the heritage of philosophy in India, have been the centuries-long arguments among Buddhist and Hindu philosophers concerning the life of a God-like being referred to as Isvara and the non secular epistemology used to help them. via targeting the paintings of Ratnakirti, one of many final nice Buddhist philosophers of India, and his arguments opposed to his Hindu competitors, Parimal G. Patil illuminates South Asian highbrow practices and the character of philosophy in the course of the ultimate part of Buddhism in India.

Based on the well-known college of Vikramasila, Ratnakirti introduced the entire variety of Buddhist philosophical assets to undergo on his critique of his Hindu rivals' cosmological/design argument. At stake in his critique used to be not anything lower than 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 barriers of non secular stories, philosophy, and South Asian reviews and applies the outstanding paintings of philosophers like Ratnakirti to modern concerns in philosophy and religion.

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