Buddhism and Language: A Study of Indo-Tibetan Scholasticism
Taking language as its general theme, this book explores how the tradition of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist philosophical speculation exemplifies the character of scholasticism.
Scholasticism, as an abstract and general category, is developed as a valuable theoretical tool for understanding a variety of intellectual movements in the history of philosophy of religion. The book investigates the Buddhist Scholastic theory and use of scripture, the nature of doctrine and its transcendence in experience, Mahayana Buddhist hermeneutics, the theory and practice of exegesis, and questions concerning the authority of sacred texts. It also deals with the Buddhist Scholastic theory of conceptual thought as the mirror of language, the Scholastic defense of logic and rationality as a method, as well as the role of language in the idealist and nominalist ontologies of the Mahayana. Finally, the author treats the question of ineffability and the silence of the Buddha from a new perspective.
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Language and Scripture
The Nature of Doctrine The Buddhas Word and Its Transcendence
Hermeneutics The Truth and Meaning of Scripture
Commentary The Enterprise of Exegesis
The Authority of Scripture
Language and Philosophy
The Validation of Language and Thought
The Defense of Logic
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