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Marcus Arvan

Hi Elisa: First of all, I'd like to thank you posting, and for posting on this topic. I, for one, would like to see a whole lot more engagement with non-Western philosophy, and think you're doing a great service by exposing our readers to some of it in an accessible way!

I'm curious what in what sense exactly, "Buddhist Epistemologists from Dignāga (5th c. AD) onwards, uphold that cognitions are reflexive." Did they mean to say that cognitions (conscious experiences?) are essentially recursive and self-referential? From what you've written here it seems like the claim isn't merely that cognition involves higher-order thought, but higher-order reflexive thoughts (which seem to indicate self-referentiality and recursiveness to me). Is this right?

Elisa Freschi

Thank you for your kind words, Marcus. As you might have noticed, I thought it best to reply with a separate post.

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