Imagine Being a Preta: Early Indian Yogācāra Approaches to Intersubjectivity

@article{Tzohar2017ImagineBA,
  title={Imagine Being a Preta: Early Indian Yogācāra Approaches to Intersubjectivity},
  author={Roy Tzohar},
  journal={Sophia},
  year={2017},
  volume={56},
  pages={337-354}
}
The paper deals with the early Yogācāra strategies for explaining intersubjective agreement under a ‘mere representations’ view. Examining Vasubandhu, Asaṅga, and Sthiramati’s use of the example of intersubjective agreement among the hungry ghosts (pretas), it is demonstrated that in contrast to the way in which it was often interpreted by contemporary scholars, this example in fact served these Yogācāra thinkers to perform an ironic inversion of the realist premise—showing that intersubjective… 
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