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The Logic of Emptiness and the Emptiness of Logic: The Creation of Tibetan Scholasticism
Kevin Vose, College of William and Mary

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Making and Re-Making the Ultimate in Early Tibetan Readings of Santideva (Article)
Title: Making and Re-Making the Ultimate in Early Tibetan Readings of Santideva
Author: Kevin Vose
Abstract: Santideva’s Bodhicaryavatara has long been celebrated, alongside Candrakirti’s Madhyamakavatara, for its explication of emptiness from the Prasa?gika-Madhyamaka viewpoint, set within a broader presentation of the Mahayana path structure. The kind of ultimate suggested in these texts, an ultimate that transcends thought and language, would prove to be a stumbling block for those early Tibetan Madhyamikas with strong commitments to the Buddhist epistemological tradition. Rather than accept or reject Santideva’s seemingly transcendent ultimate and the host of problems attendant on this view, early bKa' gdams pa scholars found a variety of ways to interpret it. How one interpreted Santideva’s ultimate, whether aligning with Candrakirti’s transcendent portrayal or with a logic-based model, in turn became a dividing line for a series of categories of Madhyamaka, including the well-known Svatantrika-Prasa?gika divide.
Year: 2010
Primary URL: http://archiv.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/ojs/index.php/jiabs/article/view/9047
Primary URL Description: Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies
Access Model: Subscription for print copies; open access online after 60 months
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies
Publisher: Ferdinand Berger and Söhne


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