Asian Philosophy 19 (3):199-211 (2009)

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Nicholaos Jones
University of Alabama, Huntsville
Abstract
In his _Treatise on the Golden Lion_, Fazang says that wholes are _in_ each of their parts and that each part of a whole _is_ every other part of the whole. In this paper, I offer an interpretation of these remarks according to which they are not obviously false, and I use this interpretation in order to rigorously reconstruct Fazang's arguments for his claims. On the interpretation I favor, Fazang means that the presence of a whole's part suffices for the presence of the whole and that the presence of any such part is both necessary and sufficient for the presence of any other part. I also argue that this interpretation is more plausible than its extant competitors
Keywords Fazang  Huayan Buddhism  Mereology
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DOI 10.1080/09552360903230739
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