Autora: Carmen Dragonetti
The ordinary experience reveals to us a reality composed by beings and things which present themselves as existing in se et per se, as compact, continuous and unitarian, as permanent and as real, i.e. as being such as we perceive them. The Mādhyamika school of Buddhism, founded by Nāgārjuna at the beginning of our era, studies the reality we perceive and reaches a conclusion regarding that reality completely different from our ordinary experience. The empirical reality is composed by beings and things absolutely contingent.
Dragonetti, C. (1984) “An Indian Philosophy of Universal Contingency. Nagarjuna’s School”. En: S. R. Bhatt (Ed.) Glimpses of Buddhist Thought and Culture. Key-Note Addresses and Papers. New Delhi, First International Conference on Buddhism and National Cultures. Delhi University.