Empty Words Buddhist Philosophy and Cross-Cultural Interpretation

ISBN-10: 0195145518
ISBN-13: 9780195145519
Edition: 2001
Authors: Jay L. Garfield
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Description: 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  More...

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List price: $65.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/6/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

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.

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Madhyamakap. 2
Skepticism East and Westp. 3
Why Did Nāgārjuna Start with Causation?p. 24
Do the Mādhyamika Relinquish All Views?p. 46
Implications Sacred and Profanep. 69
Nāgārjuna and the Limits of Thoughtp. 86
Yogācārap. 108
Comments Concerning Cittamātra Conceptual Categoriesp. 109
A Translation and Commentaryp. 128
A Cittamātra Reading of Berkeley, Kant, and Schopenhauerp. 152
Ineffability and the Limits of Language in Madhyamaka and Yogācārap. 170
Ethics and Hermeneuticsp. 186
Toward a Unified Moral Frameworkp. 187
Buddhism and Democracyp. 206
Samdhongrinpoche's Approach to Nonviolencep. 220
Snapshots from a Philosopher's Travel Albump. 229
Philosophy, Religion, and the Hermeneutic Imperativep. 251
Notesp. 261
Referencesp. 291
Indexp. 299
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