"Three Pillars of Skepticism in Classical India: Nagarjuna, Jayarasi and Sri Harsa", is truly a valuable addition to the publications on Indian philosophy. Even if an advanced reader may later discover that what the three pillars--Nagarjuna, Jayarasi and Sri Harsa--support is not necessarily constructed of skepticism bricks, the path to the discovery via Ethan Mills' road-signs and guideposts, most engaging to read, is worth it all.
The Three Pillars is engagingly written. Mills brings his audience into Indian philosophy by making connections to contemporary Anglo-European philosophy, as well as global philosophies. The book is clear and engaging.
This book offers thought-provoking interpretations of three major figures in Indian thought. With technical precision, careful translation, and most notably, insightful comparisons with Western discussions, Mills makes an impressive and persuasive case for 'expanding the history of philosophical skepticism', and leads us to think afresh about the purposes and limits of doing philosophy today.
Ethan Mills makes a strong case for the skeptical positions of Nāgārjuna, Jayarāśi and Śrī Harṣa, which according to him should be appreciated as forms of "skepticism about philosophy" rather than epistemological skepticism. This is something any lover of philosophy should take seriously.