Madhyamaka and Classical Greek Skepticism

Georges Dreyfus and Jay L. Garfield

in Moonshadows

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780199751426
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199827190 | DOI:
Madhyamaka and Classical Greek Skepticism

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This chapter explores the relation between two doxographic distinctions—between Prāsaṅgika and Svātantrika Madhyamaka in India and Tibet on the one hand and Academic and Pyrrhonian skepticism in ancient Greece on the other. It points out that each of these distinctions is contested and that sorting out the doxographic questions yields important insights into philosophical method and its role in both traditions.

Keywords: Prāsaṅgika; Svātantrika; Candrakīrti; skepticism; Pyrrhonism; Patsab

Chapter.  7125 words. 

Subjects: Buddhism

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