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Dharmakirti on Thought and Language: Translation of Pramanavarttika-Svavrtti, the Apoha Section (part 1: PVSV 24,14 - 45, 20)
John Taber, University of New Mexico

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Dharmakirti's Theory of Exclusion (Apoha) Part I On Concealing; An Annotated Translation of Pramanavarttikasvavrtti 24, 16-45, 20 (Pramanavarttika 1.40-91) (Book)
Title: Dharmakirti's Theory of Exclusion (Apoha) Part I On Concealing; An Annotated Translation of Pramanavarttikasvavrtti 24, 16-45, 20 (Pramanavarttika 1.40-91)
Author: Dharmakirti
Editor: Vincent Eltschinger
Editor: John Taber
Editor: Michael Torsten Much
Editor: Isabelle Ratie
Abstract: The Prama?avarttika (Commentary on the Means of Knowledge) is the magnum opus of the great sixth-century Indian Buddhist philosopher Dharmakirti, one of the founders of the logico-epistemological school of Buddhist thought or “Buddhist Logic.” The Prama?avarttika was regarded, both by his followers and opponents, as the definitive attempt to ground the teachings of Mahayana Buddhism rigorously on theories of metaphysics, epistemology, logic, and philosophy of language. Dharmakirti’s positions on problems in these areas set the agenda for Indian philosophy through the eleventh century CE. Key to Dharmakirti’s system is the theory of apoha, “exclusion.” Although originally a theory of meaning proposed by his predecessor Dignaga, Dharmakirti used it as a vehicle for articulating, in a philosophically precise way, the central Mahayana Buddhist teaching of the (ultimately) erroneous nature of all conceptual thought. This volume is the first part of a three-part translation of the lengthy presentation and defense of the theory of apoha in the first chapter of the Prama?avarttika (verses 40–185, together with Dharmakirti’s autocommentary or Svav?tti)
Year: 2018
Primary URL: https://www.worldcat.org/title/dharmakirtis-theory-of-exclusion-apoha/oclc/1088877436&referer=brief_results
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Secondary URL: http://www.icabs.ac.jp/en/news/iibs/post-2877
Secondary URL Description: Publisher's listing
Access Model: Book
Publisher: Tokyo: The International Institute for Buddhist Studies of The International College for Postgraduate Buddhist Studies 2018
Type: Translation
ISBN: 9784906267767
Translator: Vincent Eltschinger, John Taber, Michael Torsten Much, Isabelle Ratie
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes


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