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Scriptural Authority, Reason and Action

Eltschinger, Vincent [u.a.] [Hrsg.]:
Scriptural Authority, Reason and Action : Proceedings of a Panel at the 14th World Sanskrit Conference, Kyoto, September 1st-5th 2009 / ed. by Vincent Eltschinger and Helmut Krasser. - Wien : Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2013. - XIX, 485 S. - (Beiträge zur Kultur- und Geistesgeschichte Asiens ; 79) (Sitzungsberichte / Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Philosophisch-Historische Klasse ; 847)
ISBN 978-3-7001-7551-3
EUR 67,70
DDC: 294.382; 208.2

The present volume is the outcome of the panel “Scriptural Authority and Apologetics in the Indian Religio-Philosophical Environment” held in the framework of the 14th World Sanskrit Conference (Kyoto, September 2, 2009). It contains eleven essays by specialists in the fields of Mahāyāna Buddhism (P. Skilling, R. Walser), Buddhist epistemology (V. Eltschinger, H. Krasser, S. Moriyama, S. McClintock), Jainism (P. Balcerowicz), Mīmāṃsā and early Vedānta (K. Kataoka, H. David), and Pratyabhijñā philosophy (I. Ratié, R. Torella). The topics dealt with range from different symbolic, esthetic and institutional means of scriptural authorization (the long tongue of the Buddha, the preaching dais) to theories of rational choice in ethical-soteriological matters, from “inclusivism” to the critique of competing claims to the perception of the supersensible. Besides presenting in-depth contributions on little studied areas of Indian philosophy, this volume sheds unprecedented light on the diversity, persistence and structural homogeneity of the philosophers’ enquiries into the legitimacy and the modalities of religious authority and scriptural testimony. It also bears witness to the strong impact of religious pluralism and competition on the nature and the agenda of Indian philosophy. [Verlagsinformation]

Vincent Eltschinger and Helmut Krasser:
Foreword. vii
Peter Skilling:
The tathāgata and the long tongue of truth - the authority of the Buddha in sūtra and narrative literature. 1
Joseph Walser:
On Buddhists and their chairs. 49
Vincent Eltschinger:
Turning hermeneutics into apologetics - reasoning and rationality under changing historical circumstances. 71
Helmut Krasser:
Dignāga on air or How to get hold of supersensible objects by means of a credible person - with premliminary remarks on the composition of the Pramāṇasamuccaya. 147
Shinya Moriyama:
On the role of abhyupagama in Dharmakīrti's scripturally based inference. 183
Sara McClintock:
Kamalaśīla and Śāntarakṣita on scripture and reason - the limits and extent of "practical rationality" in the Tattvasaṃgraha and Pañjikā. 209
Kei Kataoka:
Transmission of scripture - exegetical problems for Kumārila and Dharmakīrti. 239
Hugo David:
Action theory and scriptural exegesis in early Advaita-Vedānta (1) - Maṇḍana Miśra on upadeśa and iṣṭasādhanatā. 271
Piotr Balcerowicz:
The authority of the Buddha, the omniscience of the Jina and the truth of Jainism. 319
Isabelle Ratié:
On reason and scripture in the Pratyabhijñā. 375
Raffaele Torella:
Inherited cognitions: prasiddhi, āgama, pratibhā, śabdana - Bhartṛhari, Utpaladeva, Abhinavagupta, Kumārila and Dharmakīrti in dialogue. 455
Notes on the contributors. 481

Vincent ELTSCHINGER is research fellow at the Austrian Academy of Sciences and a guest professor at various universities. Profile page [überpr. am 4. Jan. 2014].
Helmut KRASSER is the director of the Institute for the Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and associate professor at the Department of South-Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies at the University of Vienna. Profile page [überpr. am 4. Jan. 2014].

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