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Buddhist Philosophy of Mind: Nāgārjuna's Critique of Mind-Body Dualism from His Rebirth Arguments

Buddhist Philosophy of Mind: Nāgārjuna's Critique of Mind-Body Dualism from His Rebirth... <p>Abstract:</p><p>Richard Hayes (1993, 2013) and Dan Arnold (2008, 2012) have argued that Dharmakīrti (ca. 600–660 c.e.) is a mind-body dualist. The proof, they say, lies in the justification he gives for his theory of rebirth. In this essay, I put Dharmakīrti&apos;s argument to the test against a rival argument of Nāgārjuna. It turns out Nāgārjuna completely rejects the mind-body dualism of Dharmakīrti and the rebirth theory built upon it.</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Philosophy East and West University of Hawai'I Press

Buddhist Philosophy of Mind: Nāgārjuna&apos;s Critique of Mind-Body Dualism from His Rebirth Arguments

Philosophy East and West , Volume 69 (3) – Oct 3, 2019

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Abstract

<p>Abstract:</p><p>Richard Hayes (1993, 2013) and Dan Arnold (2008, 2012) have argued that Dharmakīrti (ca. 600–660 c.e.) is a mind-body dualist. The proof, they say, lies in the justification he gives for his theory of rebirth. In this essay, I put Dharmakīrti&apos;s argument to the test against a rival argument of Nāgārjuna. It turns out Nāgārjuna completely rejects the mind-body dualism of Dharmakīrti and the rebirth theory built upon it.</p>

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Philosophy East and WestUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Oct 3, 2019

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