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Author Stoltz, Jonathan,
Title Illuminating the mind : an introduction to Buddhist epistemology / Jonathan Stoltz.
Imprint New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2021]

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Author Stoltz, Jonathan,
Series Buddhist philosophy for philosophers series
Subject Knowledge, Theory of (Buddhism)
Knowledge, Theory of -- India.
Knowledge, Theory of -- China -- Tibet Autonomous Region.
Intellect -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 260 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface -- 1, Preliminaries -- 2. Knowledge -- 3. Perception -- 4. Inference -- 5. Testimony -- 6. Ignorance -- 7. Skepticism -- 8. Sensitivity & Safety -- 9. Internalism & Externalism -- 10. Experimental & Cross-cultural Epistemology -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary "This book provides readers with an introduction to epistemology within the Buddhist intellectual tradition. It is designed to be accessible to those whose primary background is in the "Western" tradition of philosophy and who have little or no previous exposure to Buddhist philosophical writings. The book examines many of the most important topics in the field of epistemology, topics that are central both to contemporary discussions of epistemology and to the classical Buddhist tradition of epistemology in India and Tibet. Among the topics discussed are Buddhist accounts of: the nature of knowledge episodes, the defining conditions of perceptual knowledge and of inferential knowledge, the status of testimonial knowledge, and skeptical criticisms of the entire project of epistemology. The book seeks to put the field of Buddhist epistemology in conversation with contemporary debates in philosophy. It shows that many of the arguments and debates occurring within classical Buddhist epistemological treatises coincide with the arguments and disagreements found in contemporary epistemology. The book shows, for example, how Buddhist epistemologists developed an anti-luck epistemology-one that is linked to a sensitivity requirement for knowledge. Likewise, the book explores the question of how the study of Buddhist epistemology can be of relevance to contemporary debates about the value of contributions from experimental epistemology, and to broader debates concerning the use of philosophical intuitions about knowledge"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 12, 2021).
ISBN 9780190907556 electronic book
019090755X electronic book
9780190907563 electronic book
0190907568 electronic book
9780190907532 hardcover
9780190907549 paperback
OCLC # 1201695764
Additional Format Print version: Stoltz, Jonathan. Illuminating the mind New York : Oxford University Press, 2021. 9780190907532 (DLC) 2020046592

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