Tantric argument: The transfiguration of philosophical discourse in the pratyabhijñā system of utpaladeva and abhinavagupta
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy East and West 46 (2):165-204 (1996)
The purposes and methods of medieval Kashmiri thinkers Utpaladeva and Abhinavagupta in creating the Pratyabhijñā philosophical apologetics for monistic Śaivism are examined. These thinkers structure their philosophy with the argumentative standards of Nyāya in the pursuit of universal intelligibility, while at the same time homologizing their discourse to tantric myth and ritual. How the Śaivas implement their project with their theory of recognition is also summarized
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
David Peter Lawrence (2009). Proof of a Sentient Knower: Utpaladeva's Ajaḍapramātṛsiddhi with the Vṛtti of Harabhatta Shastri. [REVIEW] Journal of Indian Philosophy 37 (6):627-653.
Similar books and articles
R. K. Kaw (1975). Pratyabhijna Karika of Utpaldeva: Basic Text on Pratyabhijna Philosophy (the Doctrine of Recognition), Exhaustive Studies, Prose Order of the Karikas with Short Comments, Translation, Explanations, Foot-Notes, Etc. Sharada Peetha Research Centre.
Lyne Bansat-Boudon (2010). An Introduction to Tantric Philosophy: The Paramarthasara of Abhinavagupta and its Commentary by Yogaraja. Routledge.
David Lawrence (1998). The Mythico-Ritual Syntax of Omnipotence. Philosophy East and West 48 (4):592-622.
Isabelle Ratié (2011). Can One Prove That Something Exists Beyond Consciousness? A Śaiva Criticism of the Sautrāntika Inference of External Objects. Journal of Indian Philosophy 39 (4-5):479-501.
Isabelle Ratié (2009). Remarks on Compassion and Altruism in the Pratyabhijñā Philosophy. Journal of Indian Philosophy 37 (4):349-366.
Christopher Wallis (2008). The Descent of Power: Possession, Mysticism, and Initiation in the Śaiva Theology of Abhinavagupta. [REVIEW] Journal of Indian Philosophy 36 (2):247-295.
Bruno M. J. Nagel (1995). Unity and Contradiction: Some Arguments in Utpaladeva and Abhinavagupta for the Evidence of the Self as Śiva. Philosophy East and West 45 (4):501-525.
Isabelle Ratié (2007). Otherness in the Pratyabhijñā Philosophy. Journal of Indian Philosophy 35 (4):313-370.
David Peter Lawrence, Kashmiri Shaiva Philosophy. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
David Lawrence (1998). Śiva's Self-Recognition and the Problem of Interpretation. Philosophy East and West 48 (2):197-231.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads27 ( #148,845 of 1,911,311 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #320,535 of 1,911,311 )
How can I increase my downloads?