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By Parimal G. Patil

Philosophical arguments for and opposed to the life of God were an important to Euro-American and South Asian philosophers for over a millennium. serious to the heritage of philosophy in India, have been the centuries-long arguments among Buddhist and Hindu philosophers in regards to the lifestyles of a God-like being known as Isvara and the non secular epistemology used to help them. by way of concentrating on the paintings of Ratnakirti, one of many final nice Buddhist philosophers of India, and his arguments opposed to his Hindu rivals, Parimal G. Patil illuminates South Asian highbrow practices and the character of philosophy in the course of the ultimate section of Buddhism in India.

Based on the well-known college of Vikramasila, Ratnakirti introduced the whole diversity of Buddhist philosophical assets to endure on his critique of his Hindu competitors' cosmological/design argument. At stake in his critique used to be not anything lower than the character of inferential reasoning, the metaphysics of epistemology, and the relevance of philosophy to the perform of faith. In constructing a formal comparative method of the philosophy of faith, Patil transcends the disciplinary obstacles of non secular reviews, philosophy, and South Asian stories and applies the notable paintings of philosophers like Ratnakirti to modern concerns in philosophy and religion.

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