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'''Nonimplicative negation''' (Skt. ''prasajyapratiṣedha'' or ''niṣedha''; Tib. [[མེད་དགག་]]; [[Wyl.]] ''med dgag'') is defined as "realizing through mere preclusion by eliminating the object of negation using the conceptual mind" (རྟོག་བློས་དགག་བྱ་སྒྲུབ་པ་རྣམ་པར་བཅད་ནས་རྣམ་བཅད་ཙམ་དུ་རྟོགས་པར་བྱ་བ་, ''rtog blos dgag bya sgrub pa rnam par bcad nas rnam bcad tsam du rtogs par bya ba''). It is a negation of existence, as in the statement "there is no cat", and is contrasted with an [[implicative negation]], as in the statement "that is not a cat" which implies the presence of something other than a cat.  
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'''Nonimplicative negation''' (Skt. ''prasajyapratiṣedha'' or ''niṣedha''; Tib. [[མེད་དགག་]]; [[Wyl.]] ''med dgag'') is a negation of existence, as in the statement "there is no cat", and is contrasted with an [[implicative negation]], as in the statement "that is not a cat" which implies the presence of something other than a cat.
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Its definition is: "realizing through mere preclusion by eliminating the object of negation using the conceptual mind" (རྟོག་བློས་དགག་བྱ་སྒྲུབ་པ་རྣམ་པར་བཅད་ནས་རྣམ་བཅད་ཙམ་དུ་རྟོགས་པར་བྱ་བ་, ''rtog blos dgag bya sgrub pa rnam par bcad nas rnam bcad tsam du rtogs par bya ba'').  
  
 
==Alternative Translations==
 
==Alternative Translations==

Revision as of 10:22, 9 July 2017

Nonimplicative negation (Skt. prasajyapratiṣedha or niṣedha; Tib. མེད་དགག་; Wyl. med dgag) is a negation of existence, as in the statement "there is no cat", and is contrasted with an implicative negation, as in the statement "that is not a cat" which implies the presence of something other than a cat.

Its definition is: "realizing through mere preclusion by eliminating the object of negation using the conceptual mind" (རྟོག་བློས་དགག་བྱ་སྒྲུབ་པ་རྣམ་པར་བཅད་ནས་རྣམ་བཅད་ཙམ་དུ་རྟོགས་པར་བྱ་བ་, rtog blos dgag bya sgrub pa rnam par bcad nas rnam bcad tsam du rtogs par bya ba).

Alternative Translations

  • Absolute negation
  • External negation (Samten & Garfield)
  • Negation of existence
  • Simple negation
  • Unqualified negation (LCN)
  • Verbally bound negation