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Pointing at the MoonBuddhism, Logic, Analytic Philosophy$
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Jay L. Garfield, Tom J. F. Tillemans, and Mario D'Amato

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195381559

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381559.001.0001

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A Dharmakīrtian Critique of Nāgārjunians

A Dharmakīrtian Critique of Nāgārjunians

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(p.101) 8 A Dharmakīrtian Critique of Nāgārjunians
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Pointing at the Moon
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Koji Tanaka (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381559.003.0008

This chapter focuses not on the exegetical accuracy of Jay Garfield and Graham Priest's reconstruction of Nāgārjuna, but on the implication that Garfield and Priest draw from this reconstruction. They argue that Western philosophers haven't seen an ontological paradox of the sort that Nāgārjuna is interpreted as presenting and, thus, that Western philosophers can learn an important lesson from Nāgārjuna. Their claim that Nāgārjuna can provide us with something new indicates the problematic nature of their overall project.

Keywords:   Nāgārjuna, Jay Garfield, Graham Priest, Buddhist philosopy, Dharmakīrti

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