7. How Nonsectarian is "Nonsectarian"?: Jorge Ferrer’s Pluralist Alternative to Tibetan Buddhist Inclusivism
Douglas Duckworth [+]
This paper probes the criteria by which Buddhist philosophical traditions are evaluated, particularly those that are articulated in what came to be referred as the ‘nonsectarian’ (ris med) tradition. The essay queries the assumptions of the hierarchical structures of ‘nonsectarian’ traditions and attempts to articulate evaluative criteria for a nonsectarian stance that are not based solely on metaphysical or tradition-specific claims.