The Unanswered Questions and the Limits of Knowledge

Journal of Indian Philosophy 40 (5):533-552 (2012)
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In this article I look at the Buddha's refusal to answer certain questions in light of the dynamics of ancient Indian debate. Doing so foregrounds a dimension of the Buddha's interaction with his interlocutors that is central for understanding the problem of what are known as the Undetermined or Unanswered Questions: namely, the Buddha's knowledge and authority vis-à-vis rival teachers
Keywords Unanswered Questions  Debate  No-self
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DOI 10.1007/s10781-012-9165-0
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