Concept Formation

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joda
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Concept Formation

Postby joda » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:14 am

Hello,

I'm looking for (electronically accessible) texts concerning buddhist theory of concept formation.
I have Dunnes paper, Ratnakirtis Apohasiddhi and apparently somewhere some snippets of Dignaga, which seem to touch the topic more or less. Are there any other, maybe earlier, texts (specfically) dealing with formation of concepts?

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Re: Concept Formation

Postby Greg » Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:55 pm


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Re: Concept Formation

Postby Greg » Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:33 am

I've also been reading Apoha: Buddhist Nominalism and Human Cognition by Mark Siderits, Tom Tillemans and Arindam Chakrabarti - well worth picking up.

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Re: Concept Formation

Postby Virgo » Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:24 am

This piece, in my opinion, is very important. It is from a Theravadin perspective, written by someone with a very deep understanding of Abihdhamma. It may not be exactly what your looking for, but I it is still worth the read... without a doubt.



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Re: Concept Formation

Postby joda » Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:33 am

I was actually interested in the technicalities, so Abhidharma pov sounds good to me.
Thank you both :].

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