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Autrui dans la Pratyabhijñā : solipsisme ou intersubjectivité ?

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Utpaladeva and Abhinavagupta say explicitly that alterity does not exist "the ultimate meaning" (paramārtha). Both authors however do not hesitate to use arguments from the Sautrāntika externalist to accuse solipsism of idealism of vijñānavādin. Before trying to understand how, according to Utpaladeva and Abhinavagupta, Pratyabhijñā is not concerned by this charge, it is advisable to examine the way the Sautrāntika set notions of otherness and intersubjectivity in vijñānavādin in critical stage. The philosophers of Pratyabhijñā therefore operate arguments borrowed from Buddhist externalism of Sautrāntika to criticize the vijñānavādin, accusing of being incapable of realizing consciousness of others and contradicting its own principles in a vain attempt to report it nevertheless. The philosophers of the Pratyabhijñā do not seem to consider that there is some contradiction with the principle of the condolence. The original text of the chapter is in French.

Keywords: Abhinavagupta; Buddhist externalism; intersubjectivity; Pratyabhijñā; Sautrāntika externalist; solipsism; Utpaladeva



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