Jayarāśi’s Delightful Destruction of Epistemology

Jayarāśi’s Delightful Destruction of Epistemology It is argued here that Jayarāśi Bhaṭṭa (ca. 770–830 <small class="caps">c.e </small>.) is both a Cārvāka and a skeptic, although he is a skeptic about epistemology rather than a skeptic about the external world or a global skeptic about knowledge. After remarks on the Cārvākas and Indian skepticism, Jayarāśi’s arguments against Dignāga and Dharmakīrti are considered. Jayarāśi tries to demonstrate that in the context of epistemology, epistemology self-destructs, while in the context of everyday life there is no need for epistemology. Lastly, how Jayarāśi’s skepticism serves his Cārvāka sympathies is considered. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Philosophy East and West University of Hawai'I Press

Jayarāśi’s Delightful Destruction of Epistemology

Philosophy East and West, Volume 65 (2) – Jun 25, 2015

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2008 University of Hawai'i Press.
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1529-1898

Abstract

It is argued here that Jayarāśi Bhaṭṭa (ca. 770–830 <small class="caps">c.e </small>.) is both a Cārvāka and a skeptic, although he is a skeptic about epistemology rather than a skeptic about the external world or a global skeptic about knowledge. After remarks on the Cārvākas and Indian skepticism, Jayarāśi’s arguments against Dignāga and Dharmakīrti are considered. Jayarāśi tries to demonstrate that in the context of epistemology, epistemology self-destructs, while in the context of everyday life there is no need for epistemology. Lastly, how Jayarāśi’s skepticism serves his Cārvāka sympathies is considered.

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Philosophy East and WestUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jun 25, 2015

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