Abstract

Mādhyamika philosophers in India and Tibet distinguish between two truths: the conventional and the ultimate. It is difficult, however, to say in what sense conventional truth is indeed a truth, as opposed to falsehood. Indeed, many passages in prominent texts suggest that it is entirely false. It is explained here in the sense in which, for Candrakīrti and Tsong khapa, conventional truth is truth.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-1898
Print ISSN
0031-8221
Pages
pp. 341-354
Launched on MUSE
2010-07-15
Open Access
No
Archive Status
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