International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 53 (2):93-110 (2003)
|Abstract||In contrast to historically oriented approaches, this paper tackles the concept of Nirvāna from the perspective of contemporary philosophy of language. It focuses on four propositions: Nirvāna exists; Nirvāna does not exist; Nirvāna exists and does not exist; Nirvāna neither exists nor does not exist. The Buddha's rejection of these propositions is interpreted by means of explicit and conditional definitions of existence. Stalnaker's notion of pragmatic presupposition provides an explanation why the propositions are without meaning. After comparing the word "Nirvāna" with indexicals, proper names and theoretical terms, it is finally asked what linguistic function the word has|
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