Tantric argument: The transfiguration of philosophical discourse in the pratyabhijñā system of utpaladeva and abhinavagupta

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
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