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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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
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Empty Words: Buddhist Philosophy and Cross-Cultural Interpretation
Jay L. Garfield
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