On what do we rely when we rely on reasoning?

Journal of Indian Philosophy 35 (2):149-167 (2007)
In Buddhist texts authored in Indian and Tibetan traditions of scholasticism, one is regularly directed to check one’s understanding against “scripture and reasoning.” To date, however, comparatively little attention has been given to the usage of the latter term of this pair (Skt. yukti , Tib. rigs pa) in Indian Buddhist texts. Building on the work of Scherrer-Schaub, Kapstein and others, this paper discusses divergent glosses of the term yukti as found in Indian Buddhist texts. By highlighting continuities and discontinuities in these accounts, the paper aims to stimulate reflection on the ways in which our assumptions regarding reasoning—and, by extension, what is to count as “Buddhist philosophy”—are represented in, and perhaps contested by, thematizations offered within the tradition.
Keywords Argument  Buddhism  Buddhist  Dogma  Logic  Reasoning  Rhetoric  Scripture   yukti
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DOI 10.1007/s10781-007-9013-9
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