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The Cowherds

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199751426

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751426.001.0001

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Can a Mādhyamika Be a Skeptic? The Case of Patsab Nyimadrak

Can a Mādhyamika Be a Skeptic? The Case of Patsab Nyimadrak

(p.89) 6 Can a Mādhyamika Be a Skeptic? The Case of Patsab Nyimadrak

Georges Dreyfus

Oxford University Press

This chapter compares the twelfth-century Tibetan thinker Patsab’s interpretation of Madhyamaka with certain readings of ancient skepticism, focusing on the central question that skeptical accounts face: Can the skeptic advance a thesis, or is it merely therapeutic? This chapter argues that Patsab’s approach is similar to that of Sextus in that it offers a radical answer to this question, and the chapter then asks whether his approach is compatible with constructive philosophy.

Keywords:   Patsab, Madhyamaka, skepticism, Sextus, Pyrrhonism, Tibetan philosophy, Candrakīrti

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