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Candrakīrti's theory of perception: A case for non-foundationalist epistemology in Madhyamaka


Thakchoe, Sonam, Candrakīrti's theory of perception: A case for non-foundationalist epistemology in Madhyamaka, Acta Orientalia Vilnensia, 11, (1) pp. 93-124. ISSN 1648-2662 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Some argue that Candrakīrti is committed to rejecting all theories of perception in virtue of the rejection of the foundationalisms of the Nyāya and the Pramānika. Others argue that Candrakīrti endorses the Nyāya theory of perception. In this paper, I will propose an alternative non-foundationalist theory of perception for Candrakīriti. I will show that Candrakīrti's works provide us sufficient evidence to defend a typical Prāsaṅgika's account of perception that, I argue, complements his core non-foundationalist ontology.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Buddhist epistemology, Indian Buddhism, theories of perception, non-foundationalist theory of perception, foundationalism, Nyaya, Pramanika, Candrakiriti, Prasangika, ontology
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Philosophy
Research Field:Epistemology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
UTAS Author:Thakchoe, Sonam (Dr Sonam Thakchoe)
ID Code:77354
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Philosophy
Deposited On:2012-04-04
Last Modified:2013-05-02
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