Nagarjuna's Madhyamaka: A Philosophical Introduction

Nagarjuna s Madhyamaka A Philosophical Introduction The Indian philosopher Acharya Nagarjuna c CE was the founder of the Madhyamaka Middle Path school of Mahayana Buddhism and arguably the most influential Buddhist thinker after Buddha himself

  • Title: Nagarjuna's Madhyamaka: A Philosophical Introduction
  • Author: Jan Westerhoff
  • ISBN: 9780195384963
  • Page: 193
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Indian philosopher Acharya Nagarjuna c 150 250 CE was the founder of the Madhyamaka Middle Path school of Mahayana Buddhism and arguably the most influential Buddhist thinker after Buddha himself Indeed, in the Tibetan and East Asian traditions, Nagarjuna is often referred to as the second Buddha His primary contribution to Buddhist thought lies is in the furtThe Indian philosopher Acharya Nagarjuna c 150 250 CE was the founder of the Madhyamaka Middle Path school of Mahayana Buddhism and arguably the most influential Buddhist thinker after Buddha himself Indeed, in the Tibetan and East Asian traditions, Nagarjuna is often referred to as the second Buddha His primary contribution to Buddhist thought lies is in the further development of the concept of sunyata or emptiness For Nagarjuna, all phenomena are without any svabhaba, literally own nature or self nature , and thus without any underlying essence In this book, Jan Westerhoff offers a systematic account of Nagarjuna s philosophical position He reads Nagarjuna in his own philosophical context, but he does not hesitate to show that the issues of Indian and Tibetan Buddhist philosophy have at least family resemblances to issues in European philosophy.
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    • RK-ique says:

      As is the case with Jay Garfield and Mark Siderits, author Jan Westerhoff writes to bring Madhayana Buddhist philosophy to readers who have an interest in Western philosophy also. This is an excellent example of these writings. Westerhoff covers a wide range of Nāgārjuna’s philosophy, ranging from Nāgārjuna’s main preoccupations through to topics barely touched upon in his works but which have a natural connection for Western philosophers. A great deal is covered in this relatively short [...]

    • Ellison says:

      Worth the read but Westerhoff's style is very academic and too full of effort. When trying to nail a concept down he often seemed to be beating it to death. The beginning and the ends of chapters were always the best.

    • Dharmakirti says:

      A wonderful account of the philosophy of Nagarjuna, who is one of Buddhism's more important philosophers. This book is not a translation of Nagarjuna's work, but is an analytical account of Nagarjuna's philosophy.

    • Rob says:

      Not exactly straight-forward. I'm not so sure the material is really so difficult, but the author makes analyzing it a bit of a chore. Perhaps another read would be beneficial, but Garfield, Jones, and others don't have such a hard time talking about emptiness.

    • Kalsang says:

      I want to read

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