Philosophy East and West:807-827 (2019)

Sonam Thakchoe
University of Tasmania
Richard Hayes and Dan Arnold have made the claim that Dharmakīrti is a mind-body dualist by virtue of his doctrine of rebirth. Dharmakīrti, "elaborating the Buddhist tradition's most complete defenses of rebirth, advanced some of this tradition's most explicitly formulated arguments for mind-body dualism". Arnold identifies Dharmakīrti as an exemplary Buddhist philosopher who defends Buddhist reductionism and mind-body dualism. In Dharmakīrti's view, argues Arnold, the dynamic and relational character of subjectivity is not in conflict with the view that among the psychophysical components of phenomenological persons are constitutively mental...
Keywords Buddhist Philosophy of Mind  Mind-body dualism  Non-transmigration  Non-annihiliation  Non-persistence
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