Graham Priest has offered a rational reconstruction of Buddhist thought that involves, first, modeling the Catuṣkoṭi by a four valued logic, and then later adding a fifth value, read as “ineffability”. This note examines that fifth value and raises some concerns about it that seem grave enough to reject it. It then sketches an alternative to Priest’s account that has no need for the fifth value.
"Cutting Corners: A Critical Note on Priest’s Five-Valued Catuṣkoṭi,"
Comparative Philosophy: Vol. 11:
2, Article 10.
Available at: https://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/comparativephilosophy/vol11/iss2/10