Prasajyapratiṣedha

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Key Term prasajyapratiṣedha
In Tibetan Script མེད་དགག་
Wylie Tibetan Transliteration med dgag
Devanagari Sanskrit Script प्रसज्यप्रतिषेध
Romanized Sanskrit prasajyapratiṣedha
Tibetan Phonetic Rendering me gak
English Standard non-implicative negation
Karl Brunnhölzl's English Term nonimplicative negation
Richard Barron's English Term unqualified negation
Jeffrey Hopkin's English Term non-affirming negation
Dan Martin's English Term absolute negation (exclusion negation)
Ives Waldo's English Term refuting as being nonexistent
Term Type Noun
Source Language Sanskrit
Basic Meaning A negation that merely denies the existence of something, without implicitly suggesting an alternative.
Related Terms paryudāsapratiṣedha
Definitions
TshigmdzodChenmo dgag pa'i nang gses/ rang dngos su rtogs pa'i blo'am rang brjod pa'i sgras rang gi dgag bya dngos su bcad tsam gyis rtogs par bya ba ste/ gang zag gi bdag med lta bu/ bdag bkag pa'i shul du don gzhan mi 'phen pa'o/
Other Definitions

A nonimplicative negation is simply denial, like the denial of essence or identity, without implying anything else or deferring that essence to some “other.” ....when we consider the classic example of a nonimplicative negation, “Brahmins should not drink alcohol,” we can see how the connotative force of this negation is simple denial devoid of implication.

Duckworth, Douglas. "Onto-theology and Emptiness: The Nature of Buddha-Nature." Journal of the American Academy of Religion vol. 82, no. 4, (2014): 1075-1076.