i am asking about annihilationism.
at one point it meant there is no rebirth, then later it meant the denial of continuity - i think.
by annihilationism he meant the denial of an eternally existent self, together with the presumed consequence that the person goes out of existence after a relatively short duration 8...
8. In the Brahmajala sutra the Buddha descrobes the annihilationist as someone who believes we escpe the karmic consequences of our deeds at death. In early Buddhism, then, annihilationism is the view that the person endures for a single lifetime, but is annihilated upon death... It is only in the Abhidharma that it comes to mean the denial of any enduring subject whatever.
i was wondering about the development of the concept of annihilationism, and even if the abidharma refutation of it implied or subsumed the early buddhist one.
maybe it's a bad question...