Philosophy of mind in the Yogacara Buddhist idealistic school

  title={Philosophy of mind in the Yogacara Buddhist idealistic school},
  author={Fernando Tola and Carmen Dragonetti},
  journal={History of Psychiatry},
  pages={453 - 465}
After some general introductory remarks on Indian philosophy, this essay deals with the structure of mind in the Yogacara Buddhist idealist school. Mind can be conceived as having two ‘parts’: the receptacle consciousness, constituted by the vasanas, or ‘marks’ left by any individual experience, which ‘remains’ in the mind in an unconscious state; and the function consciousness, constituted by these same vasanas transforming themselves into conscious ideas and representations, which are either… 
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