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Buddhist response to Western ontology

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Some may find this article interest and/or beneficial. It touches on some of the things mentioned by the OP.

http://edwardfeser.blogspot.com/2011/04 ... e-god.html

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:shock:

:popcorn:

This thread is a gem.

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Since the OP was interested in a Buddhist response to Western ontology, it would be good to start with a robust understanding of the best Western ontology has to offer. In these articles we get a good run down of the content, especially in relation to the types of arguments posted here. Any refutation of these ideas would be worthy of discussion.

http://edwardfeser.blogspot.com/2010/09 ... heism.html
http://edwardfeser.blogspot.com/2010/05 ... eedom.html
http://edwardfeser.blogspot.com/2009/11 ... icity.html

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He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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