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Sengzhao (AD 384?–414)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-G041-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Sengzhao was one of the first native Chinese thinkers to develop a distinctive version of Buddhist philosophy. He blended the dialectical logic of Indian Mādhyamika Buddhism with ideas and terms often borrowed from Chinese Daoism. His collected treatises, the Zhaolun, argued that language is inadequate for capturing reality. There is a need for an intuitive insight to penetrate reality in its nonlinguistic form as a means to understanding the process and limitations of subsequent conceptualization.

Citing this article:
Kasulis, Thomas P.. Sengzhao (AD 384?–414), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-G041-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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