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rGyal tshab dar ma rin chen (1364– 1432)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-F022-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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rGyal tshab dar ma rin chen (Gyeltsap darma rinchen) was a disciple of the great Tsong kha pa. Like much Tibetan philosophy, his work is commentarial in style. In his commentaries on the work of Dharmakīrti he developed a moderate realist position with regard to abstract entities, claiming that this was what Dharmakīrti (apparently an antirealist) really intended. Properties, rGyal tshab maintained, do exist, but not independently of things; universals are separable from particulars in thought, but never in perception. Perception straightforwardly presents us with real objects; inference, on the other hand, tends to present reality in a distorted way.

Citing this article:
Dreyfus, Georges B.J.. rGyal tshab dar ma rin chen (1364– 1432), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-F022-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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