Ratnakirti's Proof of Momentariness by Positive Correlation (Ksanabhangasiddhi Anvayatmika)

Transliteration, Translation, and Philosophic Commentary

Translated by Joel Feldman and Stephen Phillips

American Institute of Buddhist Studies

Ratnakirti's Proof of Momentariness by Positive Correlation
(Ksanabhangasiddhi Anvayatmika)

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Pub Date: February 2012

ISBN: 9781935011064

208 Pages

Format: Hardcover

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Ratnakirti's Proof of Momentariness by Positive Correlation (Ksanabhangasiddhi Anvayatmika)

Transliteration, Translation, and Philosophic Commentary

Translated by Joel Feldman and Stephen Phillips

American Institute of Buddhist Studies

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The Ksanabhangasiddhi is a masterpiece of skillful reasoning by the eleventh-century Indian Buddhist philosopher Ratnakirti. This renowned scholar taught at the great Buddhist University of Vikramasila and was a master of almost every classical philosophical school that preceded him.

The present work is informed by centuries of debate between Buddhist advocates of momentariness and archrival Nyaya philosophers who believed that both selves and things endure.

This book is the first published translation of Ratnakirti's proof based on positive correlations, and includes a commentary explaining each step of his reasoning.

Published by American Institute of Buddhist Studies (AIBS)

About the Author

Stephen Phillips (PhD, Philosophy, Harvard) is Professor of Philosophy and Asian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of several books, including Epistemology of Perception (AIBS, 2004), Yoga, Karma, and Rebirth: A Brief History and Philosophy (Columbia, 2009), and Epistemology in Classical India: The Knowledge Sources of the Nyaya School (Routledge, 2015). He specializes in Indian philosophies, world philosophies, and philosophy of religion.