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The ''Vaidalyaprakarana'' refutes the sixteen categories set forth in the ''Nyaya-sutra'' (of the orthodix Hindu [[Nyaya]] school).{{Princeton inline|Vaidalyaprakarana}} These categories formed the framework for many of the debates between Buddhist and Hindu philosophers. It is noteworthy for its engagement with the Hindu philosophers.<ref>[https://www.wisdompubs.org/book/crushing-categories Crushing the Categories (Wisdom Pubs)]</ref>
 
The ''Vaidalyaprakarana'' refutes the sixteen categories set forth in the ''Nyaya-sutra'' (of the orthodix Hindu [[Nyaya]] school).{{Princeton inline|Vaidalyaprakarana}} These categories formed the framework for many of the debates between Buddhist and Hindu philosophers. It is noteworthy for its engagement with the Hindu philosophers.<ref>[https://www.wisdompubs.org/book/crushing-categories Crushing the Categories (Wisdom Pubs)]</ref>
  
The Sanskrit version of this text is no longer extant. The text has survived in Tibetan translation, and has recently be translated into English.
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The Sanskrit version of this text is no longer extant. The text has survived in Tibetan translation, and has recently been translated into English.
  
 
==Translations==
 
==Translations==

Latest revision as of 18:20, 10 September 2019

Vaidalyaprakaraṇa (T. Zhib mo rnam par ’thag pa), or Crushing the Categories, is a treatise attributed to Nagarjuna that belongs the Collection of Middle Way Reasoning.

The Vaidalyaprakarana refutes the sixteen categories set forth in the Nyaya-sutra (of the orthodix Hindu Nyaya school).[1] These categories formed the framework for many of the debates between Buddhist and Hindu philosophers. It is noteworthy for its engagement with the Hindu philosophers.[2]

The Sanskrit version of this text is no longer extant. The text has survived in Tibetan translation, and has recently been translated into English.

Translations

  • Jan Westerhoff, Crushing the Categories (Vaidalyaprakarana), Wisdom Publications, 2018

References


Sources

  • Princeton Dict icon 166px.png Buswell, Robert E.; Lopez, Donald S. (2014), The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism, Princeton University 


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