Structure

  • Syllogism
  • Statement of Quality
  • Statement of Pervasion
  • Comparison of Phenomenon
  • Signs
  • Doubt – Assumption – Valid Cognition
  • Ontology
  • Roles: challenger versus defender
  • Clap
  • Why debate
  • Manjushri
  • Definition, division, illustration
  • Consequence
  • Examples
  • Language of the challenger and defender
  • Pervasion (8 doors)
  • Western logic, Buddhist logic, arabic logic
  • The liberal arts
  • Critical thinking
  • Terminology – glossary
  • Types of debate
  • History / key players
  • Applying to scenarios
  • adab
  • Dialectic
  • Tibetan phrases
  • How to read
  • How to memorise
  • Philosophy: relationship with debate/logic
  • Nalanda history
  • Faith: conviction, clarifying, wishing
  • How do we get knowledge
  • Consequentialist reasoning
  • Structure of debate: people, process
  • Questions: types of questions