Bhikkhu Ñ??ananda’s <i>Concept and Reality</i>: A Reply to Stephen Evans

Authors

  • Bhikkhuni Dhammadinnā Department of Buddhist Studies Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts Taiwan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/bsrv.35391

Keywords:

Bhikkhu Ñāṇananda, concept, Concept and Reality, language, papañca, reality

Abstract

This article offers a critical reply to the assessment of Bhikkhu Ka?ukurunde Ñ??ananda’s Concept and Reality in Early Buddhist Thought (1971) published by Stephen Evans in Buddhist Studies Review 34(1), 2017. The alleged flaws and inconsistencies detected by Evans — both internal to the presentation in Concept and Reality and vis-à-vis the doctrinal evidence in the early Pali discourses — are re-addressed in the light of Bhikkhu Ñ??ananda’s work. In particular, the response aims at clarifying the compass of the categories of ‘concept’ and ‘reality’ in relation to perceptions and notions that arise due to conceptual proliferation according to the exegetical line put forward in Concept and Reality.

Author Biography

Bhikkhuni Dhammadinnā, Department of Buddhist Studies Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts Taiwan

Department of Buddhist Studies Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts Taiwan

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Published

2018-01-19

How to Cite

Dhammadinnā, B. (2018). Bhikkhu Ñ??ananda’s &lt;i&gt;Concept and Reality&lt;/i&gt;: A Reply to Stephen Evans. Buddhist Studies Review, 34(2), 151–180. https://doi.org/10.1558/bsrv.35391

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