Abstract

Abstract:

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.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-1898
Print ISSN
0031-8221
Pages
pp. 329-351
Launched on MUSE
2018-04-10
Open Access
No
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