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Centre for Intercultural Philosophy Lecture with Rupert Gethin "Distinguishing dharmas and making maps: on the Abhidharma lists of dharmas"

Date
Monday 4 November 2019
Time
Series
Past events 2019
Location
P.N. van Eyckhof 4
P.N. van Eyckhof 4
2311 BV Leiden
Room
005

Distinguishing dharmas and making maps: on the Abhidharma lists of dharmas


The Centre for Intercultural Philosophy is pleased to announce a talk by

Rupert Gethin

 

Abstract

An account of the world in terms of dharmas is for most practical intents and purposes the Indian Buddhist account of the world. This account comes down to us in a number of versions—principally Theravāda, Sarvāstivāda and Yogācāra—which, although broadly similar, differ in various details. With reference to the development of the lists of the different schools, this talk will consider the Abhidharma understanding of what a dharma is and how it was applied to lists of categories inherited from the earlier Nikāya-Āgama literature to draw up what were supposed to be definitive maps of reality.


All are welcome!

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