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140144 SE Jinendrabuddhi's Pramanasamuccayatika, Chapter V (2019S)

Continuous assessment of course work


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max. 36 participants
Language: German



Fr, 10:00-11:30, IKGA, Hollandstraße 11-13/2, 1020 Wien, Seminarraum 2.25. Beginn 8.3.


Aims, contents and method of the course

Jinendrabuddhi's Viśālāmalavatī Pramāṇasamuccayaṭīkā is the only preserved Sanskrit commentary in the narrower sense on Dignāga's Pramāṇasamuccaya, a foundational work of the epistemological tradition of Buddhism. Jinendrabuddhi frequently refers to and quotes otherwise unavailable works relevant to the context. This as well as the fact that Jinendrabuddhi's commentary preserves large parts of the Sanskrit text of the Pramāṇasamuccaya, which survives only in Tibetan translations, makes this commentary immensely important for understanding the history of the Buddhist epistemological tradition and also that of the major non-Buddhist philosophical traditions of South Asia.
The focus and goal of the class will be the editing and translation of the Sanskrit text of the fifth chapter of Jinendrabuddhi's commentary dealing with verbal cognition and its objects. Participants will become acquainted with philological-historical methods and editorial techniques, and are encouraged to participate in discussions led by the main editors.

Assessment and permitted materials

Requirements for assessment: regular participation and term paper.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Ole Holten Pind, Dignāga`s Philosophy of Language: Pramāṇasamuccayavṛtti on anyāpoha. Part I and Part II. (BKGA 92.) Wien: VÖAW, 2015. https://verlag.oeaw.ac.at/digngas-philosophy-of-language
Ole Holten Pind, Dignāga’s Philosophy of Language - Dignāga on anyāpoha. Diss. Vienna 2009. http://othes.univie.ac.at/8283/
Masaaki Hattori, The Pramāṇasamuccayavṛtti of Dignāga with Jinendrabuddhi's commentary, chaptere five: Anyāpoha-Parīkṣā. Tibetan text with Sanskrit fragments. Kyoto 1982.http://hdl.handle.net/2433/73013
Scans of the Tibetan translation of the Pramāṇasamuccayaṭīkā are available online (from within the University of Vienna's data network)
Derge: https://www.tbrc.org/#library_work_ViewInWIndow-W23703|1509|193|1|1|630
Peking: https://www.tbrc.org/#library_work_ViewInWIndow-W1KG13126|I1KG13372|203|1|1|719

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