Philosophy East and West 68 (4):1085-1115 (2019)

Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad
Lancaster University
Thus one should define, in a double way, name and form in all phenomena of the three realms. …In this essay, we want to bring together two issues for their mutual illumination: the particular use of that hoary Indian dyad, "nāma-rūpa," literally, "name-and-form," by Buddhaghosa, the influential fifth-century Theravāda writer, to organize the categories of the abhidhamma, the canonical classification of phenomenal factors and their formulaic ordering;1 and an interpretation of phenomenology as a methodology. We argue that Buddhaghosa does not use abhidhamma as a reductive ontological division of the human being into mind and body, but rather as the contemplative structuring of human phenomenology....
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1353/pew.2018.0098
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 65,636
External links

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.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

On the Early Buddhist Attitude Toward Metaphysics.Qian Lin - forthcoming - Journal of Indian Philosophy:1-20.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

In Defense of Vasubandhu's Approach to Episodic Phenomenology.Sarah Robins - 2017 - Australasian Philosophical Review 1 (4):416-419.
Perception and Cognitive Phenomenology.Michelle Montague - 2017 - Philosophical Studies 174 (8):2045-2062.
The Critique of Pure Phenomenology.Alva Noë - 2007 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 6 (1-2):231-245.


Added to PP index

Total views
36 ( #305,801 of 2,462,251 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #449,178 of 2,462,251 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes