Nagarjuna's Reason Sixty (Yuktisastika) with Candrakirti's Commentary (Yuktisastikavrrti)

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The Reason Sixty is the most concise philosophical work by the second-century Indian Buddhist philosopher Nagarjuna. It is one of that master's works most often cited by Centrist (Madhyamaka) commentators, and it is included in the Sixfold Canon of Reason (rigs tshogs drug) which forms the textual basis for Centrist studies in the Tibetan philosophical curriculum. Standing midway between his other masterpieces on philosophy and religion, in the Reason Sixty Nagarjuna describes the central thrust of his ...

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Overview

The Reason Sixty is the most concise philosophical work by the second-century Indian Buddhist philosopher Nagarjuna. It is one of that master's works most often cited by Centrist (Madhyamaka) commentators, and it is included in the Sixfold Canon of Reason (rigs tshogs drug) which forms the textual basis for Centrist studies in the Tibetan philosophical curriculum. Standing midway between his other masterpieces on philosophy and religion, in the Reason Sixty Nagarjuna describes the central thrust of his therapeutic philosophy of language - the elimination of cognitive bias and affective resistances to the gradual cultivation of nondualistic wisdom and compassion.

The seventh-century Centrist master Chandrakirti, concerned with applying his language therapeutic method to define the social epistemology of Centrism, likewise links the critical hermeneutic-pedagogy and the practical therapeutic-anthropology of his other works in his acclaimed Reason Sixty Commentary.

Includes detailed introductory essays, annotated translations, critical Tibetan editions, trilingual glossary, intellectual-historical and biographical tables, bibliography, and index.

Published by American Institute of Buddhist Studies (AIBS)

American Institute of Buddhist Studies

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780975373422
  • Publisher: American Institute of Buddhist Studies
  • Publication date: 8/21/2007
  • Series: Treasury of the Buddhist Sciences Series
  • Edition description: ANN
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Loizzo is an adjunct assistant professor in the Religion Department at Columbia University.

American Institute of Buddhist Studies

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Table of Contents


Prefaces and Acknowledgements
Editors' Prefaces     xi
Editors' Acknowledgements     xxi
Author's Acknowledgements     xxiii
Technical Notes     xxix
Introduction
The Other Chandrakirti: A Corrective, Contextual, Textual Study     3
Previous Studies of the Reason Sixty
Materials for the Study of the Reason Sixty and its Commentary     25
Nagarjuna's Reason Sixty (Yuktisastikakarika)
Chandrakirti's Reason Sixty Commentary (Yuktisastikavrtti)
Central Philosophy as a Method of Self-Correction
A Nondualistic Hermeneutic for the Reason Sixty
Commentary
Self-Correction in the Reason Sixty Commentary     46
A Comparative Philosophical Framework for Therapeutic Self-Correction
Dereification and Self-Correction in Chandrakirti and Wittgenstein
The Language of Objective Self-Correction: Mapping the Four Keys onto the Reason Sixty
Targeting the False Self
Committing to Commonsense
Dereifying Reductive Usage
Dereifying Abstractive Usage
The Social Epistemology of Self-Correction: Virtual Insight and Agency
The Anthropology of Self-Correction: Objectivity and Altruism
The Self-Corrective Anthropology of Nagarjuna and Chandrakirti
Translations
The Reason Sixty     119
The Reason Sixty Commentary     127
Critical Editions of the Tibetan Texts
About the Critical Tibetan Editions     213
Critical Edition of the rigs pa drug cu pa'i tshig le'ur byas pa (Yuktisastika)     217
Critical Edition of the rigs pa drug cu pa'i 'grel pa (Yuktisastikavrtti)     239
Appendices
Topical Outline of the Reason Sixty (English)     367
Topical Outline of the Reason Sixty (Tibetan)     371
Trilingual Glossary     377
Intellectual-Historical Timeline of Indian Buddhism     384
Speculative Reconstruction of Chandrakirti's Biography     385
Abbreviations     386
Bibliography     393
Reference Works
Canonical Sources
Scriptures
Other Sanskrit and Tibetan Works=970 02General Bibliography
Index     421
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