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Dependent Arising, Non-arising, and the Mind: MMK1 and the Abhidharma
Author Salvini, Mattia
Source Journal of Indian Philosophy
Volumev.42 n.4
Pages471 - 497
Publisher Url
LocationBerlin, Germany [柏林, 德國]
Content type期刊論文=Journal Article
NoteM. Salvini (&)
Mahidol University, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
KeywordMadhyamaka; Philosophy of mind; Nāgārjuna; Akutobhayā; Buddhapālita; Bhāviveka; Candrakīrti; Vasubandhu; Abhidharma; Buddhist philosophy
AbstractThe first Chapter of Nāgārjuna’s Mūlamadhyamakakārikā offers a critique of causation that includes the Abhidharmic category of the ‘four conditions’. Following the South-Asian commentarial tradition, this article discusses the precise relationship between Madhyamaka philosophy and its fundamental Abhidharmic background. What comes to light is a more precise assessment of Madhyamaka ideas about viable conventions, understood as the process of dependent arising. Since this is primarily in the sense of conceptual dependence, it involves sentiency as a necessary causal element, and the relationship between sentiency and conceptuality is highlighted by Nāgārjuna and his commentators. Viable conventions exclude the possibility of a non-contingent core, and the systems and categories that revolve around such non-contingent element (ātman) are discarded by the Madhyamaka even at a conventional level.
Table of contentsConditions (pratyayas) and Causes (hetus)
The Abhidharmakośabhāṣya on the Four Conditions
Nāgārjuna and His Commentators, on the Defining Traits of the Four Conditions
The Akutobhayā
The Buddhapālitavṛtti
The Prajñāpradīpa
The Prasannapadā
Candrakīrti on Buddhist vs. Non-Buddhist definitions (lakṣaṇa)
ISSN00221791 (P); 15730395 (E)
Created date2014.12.31
Modified date2019.07.29

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