Jonathan Stoltz
University of St. Thomas, Minnesota
This article examines one highly localized set of developments to the Buddhist doctrine of word meaning that was made by twelfth and thirteenth century Tibetan Buddhist epistemologists primarily schooled at gSaṅ phu Monastery in central Tibet. I will show how these thinkers developed the notion of a concept (don spyi) in order to explain how it is that words are capable of applying to real objects, and how concepts can be used to capture elements of word meaning extending beyond reference to real objects.
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On Sense and Reference.Gottlob Frege - 1960 - In Darragh Byrne & Max Kölbel (eds.), Arguing About Language. Routledge. pp. 36--56.
Sakya Pandita and the Status of Concepts.Jonathan Stoltz - 2006 - Philosophy East and West 56 (4):567-582.
The Sense-Reference Distinction in Indian Philosophy of Language.Mark Siderits - 1987 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 14 (3):331-355.

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Tibetan Epistemology and Philosophy of Language.Hugon Pascale - 2011 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

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