Recognizing Reality Dharmakirti's Philosophy and Its Tibetan Interpretations

ISBN-10: 0791430987

ISBN-13: 9780791430989

Edition: 1997

Authors: Georges B. J. Dreyfus

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Examines the central ideas of Dharmakirti, one of the most important Indian Buddhist philosophers and their reception by Tibetan thinkers.
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List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 1/22/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 622
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Preface and Acknowledgments
Technical Notes
Introduction I. A Few Methodological Considerations
Introduction II. Dharmakirti's Tradition in India and Tibet
Ontology and Categories
Dharmakirti's Ontology
The Ambiguities of the Concept of Existence
The Purview of the "Real"
Ge-luk Thinkers on Specific Ontology
Introducing Universals
Dharmakirti on Universals
Sa-gya Antirealism and the Problems of Predication
Ge-luk Realism
Realism in Buddhist Tradition
Introduction to Apoha
Dharmakirti on Concept Formation
The Concept of Negation and the Evolution of the Apoha Theory
Object Universal and Concept Formation
Philosophy of Language
Dharmakirti's Epistemology of Valid Cognition
Was Dharmakirti a Pragmatist?
Can Inference Be Valid?
Philosophy of Perception
Dharmakirti's Account of Perception
A New Epistemology Begins: Dharmottara on Perception
Tibetan New Epistemology
Cha-ba's Philosophy of Mind
Sa-pan's Critique of the New Epistemology
Perception and Apperception
Are External Objects Perceptible?
Epistemology, Metaphysics, and Religion
Conclusion: Philosophy as an Education of the Mind
Glossary: Tibetan - Sanskrit - English
Glossary: Sanskrit - Tibetan - English
Author Index
Subject Index
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