Dependent-Arising and Emptiness: A Tibetan Buddhist Interpretation of Madhyamika Philosophy

Dependent-Arising and Emptiness: A Tibetan Buddhist Interpretation of Madhyamika Philosophy

by Elizabeth Napper
     
 

Dependent-arising and emptiness are two essential Buddhist concepts. Elizabeth Napper helps us understand the integral relationship of these ideas and the ways that they have been interpreted by Tibetan and Western scholars. This book is an essential reference work for students and practitioners of Buddhism.

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Dependent-arising and emptiness are two essential Buddhist concepts. Elizabeth Napper helps us understand the integral relationship of these ideas and the ways that they have been interpreted by Tibetan and Western scholars. This book is an essential reference work for students and practitioners of Buddhism.

Editorial Reviews

B. Alan Wallace
"This work is academically rigorous and comprehensive, with meticulous attention to the subtleties of the Madhyamika view as formulated in the great tradition of Tsongkhapa. This is a wonderful resource for scholars and practitioners alike who wish to deepen their understanding of the way all phenomena arise as dependently related events. I recommend it wholeheartedly."
Jose Ignacio Cabezon
"Few works have stood the test of time the way that Dr. Napper's work has. After decades of scholarship on the theory and practice of emptiness in the West, Dependent Arising and Emptiness, because of its tremendous clarity and comprehensiveness, still stands out as one of the gems."
Thupten Jinpa
"Through a detailed study of Tsongkhapa's understanding of emptiness and his critiques of rival interpretations, Elizabeth Napper examines the Tibetan interpretation of Nagarjuna's highly influential Middle Way philosophy. Napper does not remain content with mere description, however; to assist the modern reader she brings the core of the debates into dialogue with contemporary philosophical literature on the relationship between logic, language, and reality. A must for anyone who is interested in Madhyamaka philosophy."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780861713646
Publisher:
Wisdom Publications MA
Publication date:
07/10/2005
Pages:
868
Sales rank:
1,380,675
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 8.24(h) x 1.43(d)

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