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  1. Krishna Del Toso (forthcoming). The Function of Saññā in the Perceptive Activity According to the Sutta-Piṭaka. Philosophy East and West 65.3 (July 2015).
    This articles aims at pointing out the following considerations: (1) the word saññā, when used as technical term referring to a "normal" perception, indicates an ordering activity, based on the grasping of a distinctive mark, which involves (correct or wrong) recognition and naming; (2) although perception is in the Pāli Canon (Majjhima Nikāya I, 293) said to be a unitary event, nonetheless we can say that the action of saññā takes place after sensation (vedanā) and concerns the collection of the (...)
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  2. Krishna Del Toso (forthcoming). Tutto in Questa Vita: Considerazioni Sull’Etica E la Morale Dei Cārvāka/Lokāyata. In Krishna Del Toso & Pietro Piro (eds.), Perché guardare a Oriente? Prospettive, risorse e visioni di un mondo non più lontano. Tipheret Editore.
  3. Krishna Del Toso (2011). Is Cognition an Attribute of the Self or It Rather Belongs to the Body? Some Dialectical Considerations on Udbhaṭabhaṭṭa’s Position Against Nyāya and Vaiśeṣika. Open Journal of Philosophy 1 (2):48-56.
    In this article an attempt is made to detect what could have been the dialectical reasons that impelled the Cārvāka thinker Udbhaṭabhaṭṭa to revise and reformulate the classical materialistic concept of cognition. If indeed according to ancient Cārvākas, cognition is an attribute entirely dependent on the physical body, for Udbhaṭabhaṭṭa cognition is an independent principle that, of course, needs the presence of a human body for manifesting itself. Therefore, he seems to describe cognition according to a double ontology: it is (...)
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  4. Krishna Del Toso (2011). Il Madhyamakārthasaṃgraha di Bhāviveka: Introduzione, Edizione Del Testo Tibetano E Traduzione Annotata. Esercizi Filosofici 6 (2):369-387.
    Edition of the Tibetan text of the Madhyamakārthasaṃgraha attributed to Bhāviveka (based on the Co-ne, sDe-dge, dGa’-ldan and sNar-thaṅ versions), along with an Italian translation and an introductory philosophical study.
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  5. Krishna Del Toso (2010). The Stanzas on the Cārvāka/Lokāyata in the Skhalitapramathanayuktihetusiddhi. Journal of Indian Philosophy 38 (6):543-552.
    In Āryadevapāda’s Skhalitapramathanayuktihetusiddhi we find a problematic passage in which some Cārvāka theories are expounded. The problem here lies in the fact that, according to Āryadevapāda, the Cārvākas—who did not admit rebirth—would have upheld that happiness in this life can be gained by worshipping gods and defeating demons. As the Cārvākas were materialists, the reference to gods and demons does not fit so much with their philosophical perspective. In this paper, by taking into account several passages from Pāli and Sanskrit (...)
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  6. Krishna Del Toso (2009). [Book Review] Sylvain Lévi, La Dottrina Del Sacrificio Nei Brāhmaṇa. Con Tre Saggi di Roberto Calasso, Char-les Malamoud E Louis Renou, Traduzione di Silvia D’Intino. Adelphi, Milano 2009, 224 Pp. AION 69 (1/4):245-252.