Journal of World Philosophies 4 (2):158-162 (2019)

Marie-Louise Friquegnon
William Paterson University of New Jersey
Most accounts of Vasubandhu’s philosophy present Vasubandhu’s view as accepting mind as a substantially existing entity. Jonathan Gold presents an argument that this is not true. He argues that, according to Vasubandhu, the phenomenal world, the totality of appearances, is mental, but it is a constructed reality. Thus, it too is emptiness, beyond conception.
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