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Against a Hindu God: Buddhist Philosophy of Religion in by Parimal G. Patil

By Parimal G. Patil

Philosophical arguments for and opposed to the lifestyles of God were the most important to Euro-American and South Asian philosophers for over a millennium. severe to the background of philosophy in India, have been the centuries-long arguments among Buddhist and Hindu philosophers in regards to the lifestyles of a God-like being known as Isvara and the spiritual epistemology used to aid them. via targeting the paintings of Ratnakirti, one of many final nice Buddhist philosophers of India, and his arguments opposed to his Hindu rivals, Parimal G. Patil illuminates South Asian highbrow practices and the character of philosophy in the course of the ultimate section of Buddhism in India.

Based on the recognized collage of Vikramasila, Ratnakirti introduced the entire variety of Buddhist philosophical assets to endure on his critique of his Hindu rivals' cosmological/design argument. At stake in his critique used to be not anything under the character of inferential reasoning, the metaphysics of epistemology, and the relevance of philosophy to the perform of faith. In constructing a formal comparative method of the philosophy of faith, Patil transcends the disciplinary limitations of spiritual stories, philosophy, and South Asian reviews and applies the notable paintings of philosophers like Ratnakirti to modern concerns in philosophy and religion.

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