Subject: Tags: Help informationBBcode helpSmileys help Spam prevention:Please, enter the code that you see below in the input field. This is for blocking bots that try to post this form automatically. If the code is hard to read, then just try to guess it right. If you enter the wrong code, a new image is created and you get another chance to enter it right.Enter code: Content: CBSF Admin Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Speaker: Ernest Billings (Billy) Brewster > (Harvard University)Discussant: HU Chih-chiang > (Chengchi University)Abstract:Sect. 1 lays out > Xuanzang's 玄奘 (602–664) argument for valid > cognition of others' mental states. The prior > history of the argument is also recounted, based > on the target passages in Xuanzang's > Demonstration of Consciousness Only (hereafter, > CWSL), and their parallels in existing primary > source material. In Sect. 2, the heavy role played > in this argument by commonly-experienced > seeds 共種 as the basis for the similar percepts > (ālambana) of different sentient beings, is > analyzed, just on the basis of CWSL and its > primary canonical source material. With this > fuller context of primary source material on the > table, in Sect. 3, I address the question : > exactly how innovative is Xuanzang's argument for > knowledge of other minds ? Three separate > restrictions of the doctrine of knowledge of > other's mental states constituted in common > seeds, are discerned. This paper concludes with > brief remarks on a second-order matter of > scholarly dispute, over Xuanzang's place in a > taxonomy of positions on ``the problem of other > minds.'' I will argue that what Xuanzang is > contributing to these debates, especially in > the epistemological controversies of how we > actually can know other's mental states, is > the view that knowledge of other humans' mental > states, takes the form of perception > (pratyakṣa) of actions (karma) done in common by > humans, lit., ``seeds of common character'' > 共種相. This view is in contrast to that > of Dharmakīrti and later Buddhist > philosophers, who believe that knowledge of other > minds, is achieved only by appeal to > analogical inference (anumāṇa). * The > images on this poster are used only for > non-profit purposes. If the owner is not willing > to let us use your materials, please contact us > via "firstname.lastname@example.org". We will remove > the poster as soon as we received your request.