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The Diamondsutra's' Logic of Not and a Critique of Katz's Contextualism

Toward a Non-dualist Philosophy

By (author) Shigenori Nagatomo
Genres: Philosophy
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 30th Sep 2006
Dimensions: w 150mm h 230mm
ISBN-10: 0773458077
ISBN-13: 9780773458079
Barcode No: 9780773458079
Synopsis
The "logic of not" proposes a holistic way of understanding things, which is contrasted with Aristotelean either-or logic, while "A Critique of Katz's Contextualism" examines Katz's contextualist's position from the point of view of the logic of not. The "logic of not" is a careful philosophical examination of the Diamonsutra, a Mayahana Buddhist sutra, which has influenced the formation of Zen Buddhism, while "A Critique of Katz's Contextualism" critically investigates various philosophical issues Steven Katz mounts in order to build his contextualist's position.

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"This monograph is a landmark work. Dr. Nagatomo first exposes and then clearly explains the conflicting presuppositions at the base, core, or heart of Buddhist and Western philosophy. Dr. Nagatomo is one of the few scholars capable of such an important work because he has dedicated his life to communicating ideological differences between the East and West..." - Professor David E. Shaner, Furman University"