9780198758716-0198758715-The Fifth Corner of Four: An Essay on Buddhist Metaphysics and the Catuskoti

The Fifth Corner of Four: An Essay on Buddhist Metaphysics and the Catuskoti

ISBN-13: 9780198758716
ISBN-10: 0198758715
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Priest, Graham
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover 208 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780198758716
ISBN-10: 0198758715
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Priest, Graham
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover 208 pages

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Acknowledged authors Priest, Graham wrote The Fifth Corner of Four: An Essay on Buddhist Metaphysics and the Catuskoti comprising 208 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0198758715 and 9780198758716. Since then The Fifth Corner of Four: An Essay on Buddhist Metaphysics and the Catuskoti textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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Graham Priest presents an exploration of Buddhist metaphysics, drawing on texts which include those of Nãgãrjuna and Dõgen. The development of Buddhist metaphysics is viewed through the lens of the catuṣkotị. At its simplest, and as it appears in the earliest texts, this is a logical/ metaphysical principle which says that every claim is true, false, both, or neither; but the principle itself evolves, assuming new forms, as the metaphysics develops. An important step in the evolution incorporates ineffability. Such things make no sense from the perspective of a logic which endorses the principles of excluded middle and non-contradiction, which are standard fare in Western logic. However, the book shows how one can make sense of them by applying the techniques of contemporary non-classical logic, such as those of First Degree Entailment, and Plurivalent Logic. An important issue that emerges as the book develops is the notion of non-duality and its transcendence. This allows many of the threads of the book to be drawn together at its end. All matters are explained, in as far as possible, in a way that is accessible to those with no knowledge of Buddhist philosophy or contemporary non-classical logic.

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