19. When in Doubt: the Rise of Skepticism

Posted on 29 May 2016

Skeptical tendences in Indian thought and responses to skepticism from the Mīmāṃsā and Vedānta schools.

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Further Reading

• P. Balcerowicz, “Jayarāśi Against the Philosophers,” in J. Ganeri (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Indian Philosophy (Oxford: forthcoming 2016).

• A. Carpenter and J. Ganeri, "Can you seek the answer to this question? Meno in India," Australasian Journal of Philosophy 88 (2009), 571-94.

• G. Dreyfus and J. Garfield, "Madhyamaka and Classical Greek Skepticism," in Moonshadows: Conventional Truth in Buddhist Philosophy (Oxford: 2010).

• E. Franco, Perception, Knowledge and Disbelief: a Study of Jayarāśi’s Scepticism (Delhi: 1994).

• J. Ganeri, The Lost Age of Reason (Oxford: 2011), chapter 9.

• B.K. Matilal, Perception: An Essay on Classical Indian Theories of Knowledge (Oxford: 1986), ch. 2.

• B.K. Matilal, Logical and Ethical Issues in Religious Belief (Calcutta: 1982).

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