Aug 19, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Two of the central notions of Buddhist philosophy are the denial of the existence of the self and the idea of Nirvana as the outcome of Enlightenment. A recent article by Katie Javanaud in Philosophy Now (download it here) raises the possibility that these two doctrines are actually mutually contradictory. More broadly: should we even evaluate Buddhism using reasoned arguments and logic? If not, does it actually count as a philosophy (rather than, say, a form of mysticism)?