Venerable Thubten Tarpa reviews key concepts from Western philosophy and science, and the early Buddhist approach to the acquisition of knowledge.
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Covering “What Statements of Pervasion Imply,” “Statements of Pervasion Imply Statements of Qualities,” and “Statements of Pervasion that Include a Negative.”
A continuation of the section on statements of qualities in Chapter Five.
Teaching on Chapter Five, breaking down what is meant by ‘statements of qualities’.
Venerable Thubten Tarpa covers advice for engaging in the comparison of phenomena, as per the methods taught in previous weeks.
Venerable Thubten Tarpa teaches on mutually inclusive phenomena and reviews mutually exclusive phenomena
Venerable Tenzin Tsepal gives a brief overview of Buddhist ontology and walks the class through completion of Exercise 4.4
Geshe Dadul Namgyal explains how syllogisms are used in Buddhist logic and debate, and answers general questions on Buddhist philosophy.
Reviewing the debate on the four possibilities and the four possibilities without anything that is neither in debate
Continuing Chapter Four by engaging the audience in identifying the ‘four possibilities’ when comparing different phenomena