Paradoxes and Their Resolutions

A Thematic Compilation by Avi Sion

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14. Buddhist antinomic discourse


1.    The tetralemma

Western philosophical and scientific thought is based on Aristotelian logic, whose founding principles are the three “Laws of Thought”. These can be briefly stated as “A is A” (Identity), “Nothing is both A and non-A” (Non-contradiction) and “Nothing is neither A n…

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15. More Buddhist antinomic discourse


1.    The ‘I have no thesis’ thesis

a.         The Buddhist[1] philosopher Nagarjuna (India, c. 150-250 CE) attacked every thesis he regarded as rational by every means he regarded as logical, and declared his own discourse immune from scrutiny and criticism, by saying (accor…

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