Abstract

Abstract:

The doctrine of emptiness presents a problem for Buddhist metaethics, in that it seems to restrict the range of admissible entities in a way that excludes moral facts. In the absence of such entities, what foundation can we give to moral practice? I suggest that the Japanese Zen philosopher/monk Dōgen (1200–1253) solves the problem by going anti-realist, and that his solution can inform the broader discussion of Buddhist metaethics.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-1898
Print ISSN
0031-8221
Pages
pp. 957-976
Launched on MUSE
2020-10-28
Open Access
No
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