By Gabe Hudson
Everybody's Gulf warfare Syndrome is a bit diverse. Or so believes Larry, who returns domestic from desolate tract typhoon to discover his hair long past and his bones quickly disintegrating. Then there's Lance Corporal James Laverne of the U.S. Marines, who grows a 3rd ear in Kuwait. And within the audaciously comedian novella "Notes from a Bunker alongside road 8," a eco-friendly Beret deserts his crew after seeing a imaginative and prescient of George Washington, simply to discover a brand new calling--administering relief to wounded Iraqi civilians; he's hindered in basic terms through the furtive nature of his undertaking and an unruly band of chimpanzees. jointly those narratives shape a bracing amalgamation of devastating humor and marvelous cultural remark, within which Gabe Hudson fearlessly explores the darker implications of yank army power.
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In opposition to Nyaya-Vaise�ika' s realism and empiricism, Vedanta phi losophers refused to admit the reality of the world of appearance and posited only a transcendental world of spirit . Any apparent multiplicity in perceptual experience was dismissed as illusory , and all diversity or change was explained as a transformation of the energies of the single , universal Brahman. In Kantian terms , Brahman was the "thing-in itself," the ground of phenomenal appearance . If the Nyaya school represented scientific empiricism to European readers , the monistic Ve danta could be nothing other than an Indian version of the idealism of Kant, Schopenhauer, Fichte , and Hegel .
W . Rhys Davids and Hermann Oldenberg , that the Pali sources were far from sufficient for understanding Buddhist philosophy and he had stressed the necessity of studying the later S anskrit and Tibetan texts . He was responsible for producing a definitive edition of Nagarjuna ' s Mulamadhyamaka karikas, ! 6 with Candraklrti ' s Prasannapada , from three separate S anskrit versions and one Tibetan translation . La Vallee Poussin had suggested , in his controversial study , Nirva�La ( 1 925) , that genuine B uddhism, which in his estimation did not include Madhyamika, was not inherently nihilistic .
Kantian readers demanded a distinction between noumena and phenomena. PrakJ:ti and puru�a were both noumenal , both ultimately real . khya dualism. The Nyaya was , in their estimation, the Indian version of European empiricist realism, complete with meticu lous analyses of inference and an emphasis on perception as the most valid source of knowledge . The Naiyayikas were portrayed as the con summate logicians of India and as believers in the most extreme kind of metaphysical realism. All of experience was classifiable into discrete categories .