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The Crow and the Coconut: Accident, Coincidence, and Causation in the Yogavāsiṣṭha

The Crow and the Coconut: Accident, Coincidence, and Causation in the Yogavāsiṣṭha This article explores the way in which the Yogavāsis t ha's account of causation as coincidence relates to its soteriological agenda and the view that the 'existence' of the world—deemed to be an illusion anyway—is a mere accident. Comparison is made to similar ideas about causality articulated by David Hume, who nonetheless stops short of drawing quite such radical metaphysical conclusions, in spite of his epistemological skepticism concerning the existence of external objects. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Philosophy East and West University of Hawai'I Press

The Crow and the Coconut: Accident, Coincidence, and Causation in the Yogavāsiṣṭha

Philosophy East and West , Volume 56 (3) – Jul 20, 2006

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Abstract

This article explores the way in which the Yogavāsis t ha's account of causation as coincidence relates to its soteriological agenda and the view that the 'existence' of the world—deemed to be an illusion anyway—is a mere accident. Comparison is made to similar ideas about causality articulated by David Hume, who nonetheless stops short of drawing quite such radical metaphysical conclusions, in spite of his epistemological skepticism concerning the existence of external objects.

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Philosophy East and WestUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jul 20, 2006

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