Empty Words: Buddhist Philosophy and Cross-cultural Interpretation
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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Review: Empty Words: Buddhist Philosophy and Cross-Cultural InterpretationUser Review - Gwern - Goodreads
Much of it is relatively technical, especially the parts dealing with Nagarjuna, and not suited to those who haven't read the key texts. I did enjoy the comparison with Sextus Empiricus a lot, though. Read full review
Review: Empty Words: Buddhist Philosophy and Cross-Cultural InterpretationUser Review - Rohan - Goodreads
Really top-notch scholarship. The metaphysics and epistemology are really great, the essays on liberal political theory less so. There are enough typos to get on your nerves, which is weird since this ... Read full review
Epoche and Sunyata Skepticism East and West
Dependent Arising and the Emptiness of Emptiness Why Did Nagarjuna Start with Causation?
Emptiness and Positionlessness Do the Madhyamika Relinquish All Views?
Nagarjunas Theory of Causality Implications Sacred and Profane
Nagarjuna and the Limits of Thought with Graham Priest
Three Natures and Three Naturelessnesses Comments Concerning Cittamatra Conceptual Categories
Vasubandhus Treatise on the Three Natures A Translation and Commentary
ETHICS AND HERMENEUTICS
Human Rights and Compassion Toward a Unified Moral Framework
Buddhism and Democracy
The Satya in Satyagraha Samdhong Rinpoches Approach to Nonviolence
Temporality and Alterity Dimensions of Hermeneutic Distance
Philosophy Religion and the Hermeneutic Imperative