Empty Words: Buddhist Philosophy and Cross-Cultural Interpretation

Empty Words: Buddhist Philosophy and Cross-Cultural Interpretation

by Jay L. Garfield
     
 

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.

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"It represents useful constructive philosophical engagement with Buddhist texts and offers much-needed theoretical and practical reflection on the project of cross-cultural philosophy itself."— The Journal of Religion

"Empty Words represents a serious engagement with Buddhist philosophy and contributes to the exegesis of Madhyamaka and Yogacara thought. More importantly, however, I think that it contributes to the further development of Buddhist philosophy as a continuing project"-Mario D'Amato, Hampshire College, Philosophy East & West

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195145519
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/01/1902
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile:
1380L (what's this?)

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