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The dispeller of disputes : Nāgārjuna's Vigrahavyāvartanī

Author: Nāgārjuna; Jan Westerhoff
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Nagarjuna's Vigrahavyavartani is one of the most important Madhyamaka Buddhist philosophical texts. Jan Westerhoff offers a new translation, reflecting the best current philological research & all available editions, adding his own commentary on the text.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Early works
Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Nāgārjuna, 2nd cent.
Dispeller of disputes.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2009023180
(OCoLC)398505721
Named Person: Nāgārjuna; Nagardschuna.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nāgārjuna; Jan Westerhoff
ISBN: 9780199745456 0199745455 9780199777365 0199777365
OCLC Number: 610027150
Language Note: Translated from the Sanskrit.
Description: 1 online resource (142 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
Text --
Commentary --
The status of the theory of emptiness --
The Madhyamaka dilemma --
The sound analogy --
The no-thesis view --
Epistemology --
Establishing the epistemic instruments --
The fire analogy --
The epistemic instruments as self-established --
Epistemic instruments and their objects --
The father-son analogy --
Summary --
Intrinsically good things --
Names without objects --
Extrinsic substances --
Negation and existence --
The mirage analogy --
Emptiness and reasons --
Negation and temporal relations.
Other Titles: Vigrahavyāvartanī.
Responsibility: translation and commentary by Jan Westerhoff.

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Nagarjuna's Vigrahavyavartani is one of the most important Madhyamaka Buddhist philosophical texts. Jan Westerhoff offers a new translation, reflecting the best current philological research & all available editions, adding his own commentary on the text.

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...Westerhoff's commentary is lucid, philosophically engaging, and included ample references for the serious student of Indian or Western philosophy. * Karin Meyers, Center for Buddhist Studies *

 
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