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In a Double Way: Nāma-rūpa in Buddhaghosa’s Phenomenology
Abstract

Abstract

In this paper, we bring together two issues for their mutual illumination: (i) the particular use of that hoary Indian dyad, “nāma-rūpa”, literally, “name-and-form, by Buddhaghosa, the influential 5th c Theravāda writer, to organize the categories of experience, and (ii) an interpretation of phenomenology as a methodology.