Buddhist Idealists and Their Jain Critics On Our Knowledge of External Objects*

@article{Kapstein2014BuddhistIA,
  title={Buddhist Idealists and Their Jain Critics On Our Knowledge of External Objects*},
  author={Matthew T. Kapstein},
  journal={Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement},
  year={2014},
  volume={74},
  pages={123 - 147}
}
  • M. Kapstein
  • Published 30 June 2014
  • Philosophy
  • Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement
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