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140092 SE The Refutation of Yogacara in the Madhyamakavatara (2013S)

Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 36 participants
Language: German, English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 05.03. 14:15 - 15:45 Seminarraum 4 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-04
Tuesday 12.03. 14:15 - 15:45 Seminarraum 4 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-04
Tuesday 19.03. 14:15 - 15:45 Seminarraum 4 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-04
Tuesday 09.04. 14:15 - 15:45 Seminarraum 4 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-04
Tuesday 16.04. 14:15 - 15:45 Seminarraum 4 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-04
Tuesday 23.04. 14:15 - 15:45 Seminarraum 4 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-04
Tuesday 30.04. 14:15 - 15:45 Seminarraum 4 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-04
Tuesday 07.05. 14:15 - 15:45 Seminarraum 4 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-04
Tuesday 14.05. 14:15 - 15:45 Seminarraum 4 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-04
Tuesday 28.05. 14:15 - 15:45 Seminarraum 4 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-04
Tuesday 04.06. 14:15 - 15:45 Seminarraum 4 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-04
Tuesday 11.06. 14:15 - 15:45 Seminarraum 4 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-04
Tuesday 18.06. 14:15 - 15:45 Seminarraum 4 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-04
Tuesday 25.06. 14:15 - 15:45 Seminarraum 4 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-04

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The largest and most comprehensive chapter (ch. 6) of the Madhyamakavatara and its commentary, both composed by the Indian Buddhist scholar Candrakirti (7th c. CE), claims to explicate and elucidate the Madhyamaka view as set forth by the school’s founder Nagarjuna. In the process of articulating the features of Madhyamaka philosophy, Candrakirti considers the systems of his fellow Buddhists and, for the sake of demonstrating his system’s superiority, refutes them in detail. A substantial part of the first half of the chapter is devoted to discrediting main tenets of the Yogacara school. The Sanskrit for the Madhyamakavatara’s verses is now available (Li 2012); the commentary will be read on the basis of de La Vallée Poussin’s Tibetan edition.

Assessment and permitted materials

Course assessment: class attendance and reading preparation; participation in class discussions; written paper Readings: to be supplied at the first class

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Improvement of linguistic competence (Sanskrit, Tibetan), understanding of relevant aspects of Madhyamaka and Yogacara philosophy; awareness of discussions and problems in secondary literature.

Examination topics

Reading of text passages in the original languages; philological-historical approach. The language for the course (German or English) will be decided at the first meeting.

Reading list


Association in the course directory

MAB4

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