Dharmapala's Yogacara Critique of Bhavaviveka's Madhyamika Explanation of Emptiness

Subtitle: 
The tenth chapter of Ta-ch'eng Kuang pai-lun shih lun, commenting on Āryadeva's Catuḥśataka chapter sixteen
Author: 
Dharmapala and John P. Keenan
Publisher: 
The Edwin Mellen Press
Publish Place: 
Lewiston Queenston Lampeter
Publish Year: 
1997

In his Sataka commentary, the Yogacara philosopher Dharmapala levels the earliest explicit critique of Madhyuamika notions of emptiness, arguing that his Yogacara interpretation is preferable because it avoids and affirms the other-dependent validity of language. He specifically takes aim at the Madhyamika philosopher Bhavaiveka, refuting his previous criticisms of the Yogacara thinkers.