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By Parimal G. Patil

Philosophical arguments for and opposed to the life of God were the most important to Euro-American and South Asian philosophers for over a millennium. severe to the historical past 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 referred to as Isvara and the spiritual epistemology used to help them. through targeting the paintings of Ratnakirti, one of many final nice Buddhist philosophers of India, and his arguments opposed to his Hindu competitors, Parimal G. Patil illuminates South Asian highbrow practices and the character of philosophy through the ultimate section of Buddhism in India.

Based on the well-known collage of Vikramasila, Ratnakirti introduced the total variety of Buddhist philosophical assets to undergo on his critique of his Hindu competitors' cosmological/design argument. At stake in his critique was once not anything under 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 limitations of non secular experiences, philosophy, and South Asian reports and applies the notable paintings of philosophers like Ratnakirti to modern matters in philosophy and religion.

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