Buddhism and Scepticism: Historical, Philosophical, and Comparative Perspectives

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Freiburg/Bochum: ProjektVerlag (2020)
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Abstract

Is Buddhism’s attitude towards accepted forms of knowledge sceptical? Are Pyrrhonian scepticism and classical Buddhist scholasticism related in their respective applications and expressions of doubt? In what way and to what degree is Critical Buddhism an offshoot of modern scepticism? Questions such as these as well as related issues are explored in the present collection, which brings together examinations of systematic doubt in the traditions of Buddhism from a variety of perspectives. What results from the perceptive observations and profound analytical insights of the seven essays is a rich and multi-faceted picture of two families of philosophical systems—scepticism and Buddhism—that seem both akin and at odds, both related and distant at the same time.

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Ancient skepticism.Leo Groarke - forthcoming - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

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