Journal of Indian Philosophy

, Volume 47, Issue 1, pp 73–93 | Cite as

What is Svabhāva-vikalpa and with Which Consciousness(es) is it Associated?

  • Ching KengEmail author


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This work was supported by the Academy of Korean Studies (KSPS) Grant funded by the Korean Government (MOE) (AKS-2012-AAZ-2102) and by Taiwan’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST 106-2410-H-004 -169 -MY3). My special thanks are due to Professor Jeson Woo for involving me in the very prestigious project. This paper was first presented at the conference “Conceptuality and Non-conceptuality in Buddhist Thought” held at UC Berkeley in Nov. 2016. I thank Professor Robert Sharf for kindly inviting me, and Professor Collett Cox for her insightful comments. I would also like to thank the anonymous reviewer for very useful advice.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Chengchi UniversityTaipei CityTaiwan

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