Two Boats Fastened Together: Nāgārjuna's Solution to the Question of the Origin of Ideas

Philosophy East and West 69 (1):108-129 (2019)
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A great deal of "epistemological" thought is dedicated to the question of the origin of the ideas that form our ordinary conception of reality.1 How do we obtain our view of the world as a whole composed of discrete substances, endowed with space-time extension, which are the substrata of specific qualities, linked to each other by different kinds of relation?This is a question that is certainly less problematic in contexts of thought that defend "pluralist" ontologies—where being is thought to amount to a plurality of discrete and self-subsistent entities. There...



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