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McAllister Patrick (ed.), Reading Bhaṭṭa Jayanta on Buddhist Nominalism Series: Beiträge zur Kultur- und Geistesgeschichte Asiens, Volume: 95 Publisher: Austrian Academy of Sciences Year of publication: 2017

ISBN13: 978-3-7001-7974-0

Format: 321 pages, 22,5x15cm, paperback

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Short description: “Reading Bhaṭṭa Jayanta on Buddhist Nominalism” explores a historical discussion of the apoha theory, a form of nominalism developed by Buddhist philosophers in ancient India. The book’s first part outlines the debate by means of a concise source text presented in its original language, Sanskrit, and an accessible English translation. In the second part, individual studies examine points mentioned in the source text, highlighting crucial steps in the development of the apoha theory.

The volume contains the following contributions:

Part I: The Nyāyamañjarī on Buddhist Nominalism - “A Critical Edition of Bhaṭṭa Jayanta’s Nyāyamañjarī: The Section on Kumārila’s Refutation of the Apoha Theory & The Buddhist Refutation of Kumārila’s Criticism of Apoha” by Kei Kataoka and “The Apoha Section of the Nyāyamañjarī” by Alex Watson and Kei Kataoka. 

Part II: Discussions - “The Qualifier-Qualificand Relation and Coreferentiality in Dignāga’s Apoha Theory” by Hideyo Ogawa; “On vyāvṛtta” by Pascale Hugon; “On Śākyabuddhi’s Interpretation of the Apoha Theory” by Kensho Okada; “The Introductory Verse of Dharmottara’s Apohaprakaraṇa” by Hisataka Ishida; “Dharmottara’s Notion of āropita” by Kei Kataoka;  “Understanding a Philosophical Text: The Problem of “Meaning” in Jayanta’s Nyāyamañjarī, Book 5” by Elisa Freschi & Artemij Keidan; “Competing Theories of Conceptual Cognition: Dharmottara and Trilocana vs. Dharmakīrti?” by Patrick McAllister.

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