Life without Belief: A Madhyamaka Defense of the Livability of Pyrrhonism

Life without Belief: A Madhyamaka Defense of the Livability of Pyrrhonism <p>Abstract:</p><p>Despite the striking similarities between Pyrrhonian skepticism and Madhyamaka Buddhism, few lessons have been drawn from the parallels between the two traditions. Here, it is argued that Madhyamaka Buddhism verifies the livability of Pyrrhonian skepticism. After establishing that Pyrrhonism and Madhyamaka can be understood as undertaking the same project, it is shown that Madhyamaka philosophy is able to refute objections to the viability of Pyrrhonism. Finally, it is demonstrated that Madhyamaka is still a lived practice in Tibetan Buddhism, and it is argued that this constitutes empirical support for the livability of Pyrrhonian skepticism.</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Philosophy East and West University of Hawai'I Press

Life without Belief: A Madhyamaka Defense of the Livability of Pyrrhonism

Philosophy East and West, Volume 68 (2) – Apr 10, 2018

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<p>Abstract:</p><p>Despite the striking similarities between Pyrrhonian skepticism and Madhyamaka Buddhism, few lessons have been drawn from the parallels between the two traditions. Here, it is argued that Madhyamaka Buddhism verifies the livability of Pyrrhonian skepticism. After establishing that Pyrrhonism and Madhyamaka can be understood as undertaking the same project, it is shown that Madhyamaka philosophy is able to refute objections to the viability of Pyrrhonism. Finally, it is demonstrated that Madhyamaka is still a lived practice in Tibetan Buddhism, and it is argued that this constitutes empirical support for the livability of Pyrrhonian skepticism.</p>

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Published: Apr 10, 2018

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