Publication announcement: Religion and Lo gic in Buddhist Philosophical Analysis (Proceed ings of Fourth International Dharmak īrti Confe rence)

Birgit Kellner kellner at ASIA-EUROPE.UNI-HEIDELBERG.DE
Fri Jul 8 15:25:18 UTC 2011

Dear colleagues,

it is my great pleasure to announce that the proceedings of the Fourth 
International Dharmakīrti Conference just appeared in print (and I 
humbly apologize for cross-posting):

Krasser, Helmut; Lasic, Horst; Franco, Eli; Kellner, Birgit (eds.): 
Religion and Logic in Buddhist Philosophical Analysis. Proceedings of 
the Fourth International Dharmakirti Conference Vienna, August 23-27, 
2005. Vienna 2011: Austrian Academy of Sciences Press (Beiträge zur 
Kultur- und Geistesgeschichte Asiens 69). ISBN13: 978-3-7001-7000-6. (69 

Copies can be ordered online:

The volume contains 36 essays on the Buddhist logical and 
epistemological tradition in India and Tibet, addressing its cultural, 
philosophical and religious significance. A number of contributions 
report on the remarkable (and very important) newly discovered Sanskrit 
texts by Dharmakīrti and his followers that have become available in 
recent years; the critical reception of Dharmakīrti's work in 
non-Buddhist traditions is likewise dealt with in several essays. And 
last, but most certainly not least, the volume also contains Ernst 
Steinkellner's opening speech at the conference: "News from the 
manuscript department".

List of contributions:

Piotr Balcerowicz, Dharmakīrti’s criticism of the Jaina doctrine of 
multiplexity of reality (anekāntavāda)

Junjie Chu, Sanskrit fragments of Dharmakīrti’s Santānāntarasiddhi

Vincent Eltschinger, Studies on Dharmakīrti’s religious philosophy (3): 
Compassion and its role in the general structure of PV 2 43

Koji Ezaki, Can we say that everything is ineffable? Udayana’s 
refutation of the theory of apoha

Eli Franco, Perception of yogis – Some epistemological and metaphysical 

Toru Funayama, Kamalaśīla’s view on yogic perception and the bodhisattva 

Brendan S. Gillon, Dharmakīrti on inference from effect. A discussion of 
verse 12 and the Svavṛtti of the Svārthānumāna chapter of the 

Klaus Glashoff, Problems of transcribing avinābhāva into predicate logic

Keijin Hayashi, Prajñākaragupta’s interpretation of mental perception

Yoshichika Honda, Bhoja and Dharmakīrti

Pascale Hugon, Phya pa Chos kyi seng ge’s views on perception

Masahiro Inami, Nondual cognition

Hisataka Ishida, On the classification of anyāpoha

Takashi Iwata, Compassion in Buddhist logic – Dharmakīrti’s view of 
compassion as interpreted by Prajñākaragupta

Kyō Kanō, Dichotomy, antarvyāpti, and dṛṣṭānta

Kei Kataoka, Manu and the Buddha for Kumārila and Dharmakīrti

Shoryu Katsura, From Abhidharma to Dharmakīrti – With a special 
reference to the concept  of svabhāva

Yohei Kawajiri, A critique of the Buddhist theory of adhyavasāya in the 
Pratyabhijñā school

Birgit Kellner, Dharmakīrti’s criticism of external realism and the 
sliding scale of analysis

Hisayasu Kobayashi, On the development of the argument to prove 

Taiken Kyuma, On the (im)perceptibility of external objects in 
Dharmakīrti’s epistemology

Lawrence McCrea, Prajñākaragupta on the pramāṇas and their objects

Shinya Moriyama, pramāṇapariśuddhasakalatattvajña, sarvajña and 

Yasutaka Muroya, Bhāsarvajña’s Interpretation of bhāva eva nāśaḥ and a 
related chronological problem

Hiroshi Nemoto, The proof of impermanence in the dGe lugs pa’s pramāṇa 

Miyako Notake, The concept of samayābhoga in the refutation of the 
existence of universals

Hideyo Ogawa, On the term anupalabdhi

Masamichi Sakai, Śākyabuddhi and Dharmottara on the inference of 
momentariness based on  the absence of external causes of destruction

Kiyokuni Shiga, antarvyāpti and bahirvyāpti re-examined

John Taber, Did Dharmakīrti think the Buddha had desires?

Tom J.F. Tillemans, Dignāga, Bhāviveka and Dharmakīrti on apoha

Toshikazu Watanabe, Dharmakīrti’s intention to quote Pramāṇasamuccaya 
III 12

Jeson Woo, Vācaspatimiśra and Jñānaśrīmitra on the object of yogipratyakṣa

Zhihua Yao, Non-cognition and the third pramāṇa

Chizuko Yoshimizu, What makes all the produced impermanent? Proof of 
impermanence and  theory of causality


With best regards,

Birgit Kellner

Prof. Dr. Birgit Kellner
Chair in Buddhist Studies
Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context - Shifting 
Asymmetries in Cultural Flows"
University of Heidelberg
Karl Jaspers Centre
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D-69115 Heidelberg
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