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HE Huanhuan | Xuanzang, Bhãviveka and Dignāga ----- On the "Restriction of the Thesis" (*pratijnavisesana)

Release Date: 2017/8/14 16:34:13

 

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Xuanzang, Bhãviveka and Dignāga ----- On the

"Restriction of the Thesis" (*pratijnavisesana)

 

Lecturer:HE Huanhuan | Zhejiang University
Date & Time:9:30-11:00, Thursday, August 17, 2017
Venue:Room 304, Building 4, Zhijiang Campus, Zhejiang University

 

In Xuanzang’s ‘Journey to the West’, he learned Buddhism at Nālandā temple and all along the way, and achieved exceptional Buddhist understanding. Finally, in the great debate at Kānyakubja, he put forth three indisputable points of argument, which became known as ‘vijnaptimatratanumana ’ (weishibiliang). He became famous throughout India. This lecture uses an examination of the essential elements of 'pratijnavisesana' ( jianbielizong )– a kind of unique Hetuvidyā or logical law and its connection to the‘zhangzhenbiliang’of the mādhyamaka school.

 

Using the logical argumentation of Dignāga, a new pioneer of Buddhist Hetuvidyā, as a bridge, this lecture investigates Xuanzang’s understanding and passing on of the theories of the philosopher Bhãviveka, an important point in the evolution of Buddhist thought. It also researches questions related to the use and meaning of Hetuvidyā logic in the arguments of the Yogācāra school and the mādhyamaka school with respect to Being and Emptiness,important theoretical questions in the history of Buddhist thought.

 

HE Huanhuan |  Xuanzang, Bhãviveka and Dignāga ----- On the Director of Buddist Resource and Research Center, Zhejiang University

Works:“Bhāviveka vs. Candrānanda”,“Once Again on the *Hetucakraḍamaru: Rotating the Wheels”

HE Huanhuan | Xuanzang, Bhãviveka and Dignāga -- On the "Restriction of the Thesis" (*pratijnavisesana)

 

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