Against a Hindu God: Buddhist Philosophy of Religion in by Parimal G. Patil

By Parimal G. Patil

Philosophical arguments for and opposed to the life of God were the most important to Euro-American and South Asian philosophers for over a millennium. severe to the heritage of philosophy in India, have been the centuries-long arguments among Buddhist and Hindu philosophers in regards to the life of a God-like being known as Isvara and the spiritual epistemology used to help them. through concentrating on the paintings of Ratnakirti, one of many final nice Buddhist philosophers of India, and his arguments opposed to his Hindu rivals, Parimal G. Patil illuminates South Asian highbrow practices and the character of philosophy through the ultimate part of Buddhism in India.

Based on the recognized collage of Vikramasila, Ratnakirti introduced the whole diversity of Buddhist philosophical assets to endure on his critique of his Hindu rivals' cosmological/design argument. At stake in his critique was once not anything lower than the character of inferential reasoning, the metaphysics of epistemology, and the relevance of philosophy to the perform of faith. In constructing a formal comparative method of the philosophy of faith, Patil transcends the disciplinary obstacles of spiritual stories, philosophy, and South Asian reports and applies the impressive paintings of philosophers like Ratnakirti to modern matters in philosophy and religion.

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