Empty Words: Buddhist Philosophy and Cross-Cultural Interpretation / Edition 1

Empty Words: Buddhist Philosophy and Cross-Cultural Interpretation / Edition 1

by Jay L. Garfield
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195146727

ISBN-13: 9780195146721

Pub. Date: 01/28/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This volume collects Jay Garfield's essays on Madhyamaka, Yog-ac-ara, Buddhist ethics and cross-cultural hermeneutics. The first part addresses Madhyamaka, supplementing Garfield's translation of Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way (OUP, 1995), a foundational philosophical text by the Buddhist saint Nagarjuna. Garfield then considers the work of philosophical

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This volume collects Jay Garfield's essays on Madhyamaka, Yog-ac-ara, Buddhist ethics and cross-cultural hermeneutics. The first part addresses Madhyamaka, supplementing Garfield's translation of Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way (OUP, 1995), a foundational philosophical text by the Buddhist saint Nagarjuna. Garfield then considers the work of philosophical rivals, and sheds important light on the relation of Nagarjuna's views to other Buddhist and non-Buddhist philosophical positions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195146721
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,264,438
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. IMadhyamaka
1Epoche and Sunyata: Scepticism East and West3
2Dependent Arising and the Emptiness of Emptiness: Why Did Nagarjuna Start with Causation?24
3Emptiness and Positionlessness: Do the Madhyamika Relinquish All Views?46
4Nagarjuna's Theory of Causality: Implications Sacred and Profane69
5Nagarjuna and the Limits of Thought86
Pt. IIYogacara
6Three Natures and Three Naturelessnesses: Comments Concerning Cittamatra Conceptual Categories109
7Vasubandhu's Treatise on the Three Natures: A Translation and Commentary128
8Western Idealism through Indian Eyes: A Cittamatra Reading of Berkeley, Kant, and Schopenhauer152
9Sounds of Silence: Ineffability and the Limits of Language in Madhyamaka and Yogacara170
Pt. IIIEthics and Hermeneutics
10Human Rights and Compassion: Toward a Unified Moral Framework187
11Buddhism and Democracy206
12The "Satya" in Satyagraha: Samdhong Rinpoche's Approach to Nonviolence220
13Temporality and Alterity - Dimensions of Hermeneutic Distance229
14Philosophy, Religions, and the Hermeneutic Imperative251
Notes261
References291
Index299

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