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The dispeller of disputes [electronic resource] : Nagarjuna's Vigrahavyavartani / translation and commentary by Jan Westerhoff.

Author/Creator:
Nāgārjuna, 2nd cent.
Publication:
New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (153 p.)
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Standardized Title:
Vigrahavyāvartanī. English
Subjects:
Mādhyamika (Buddhism) -- Early works to 1800.
Buddhist philosophy.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
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.
Contents:
Contents; 1. Introduction; 2. Text: The Dispeller of Disputes; 3. Commentary; 3.1. The Status of the Theory of Emptiness [1-4, 21-29]; 3.1.1. The Madhyamaka Dilemma [1-2, 21-24]; 3.1.2. The Sound Analogy [3, 25-28]; 3.1.3. The No-thesis View [4, 29]; 3.2. Epistemology [5-6, 30-51]; 3.2.1. Establishing the Epistemic Instruments [5-6, 30-33]; 3.2.2. The Fire Analogy [34-39]; 3.2.3. The Epistemic Instruments as Self-established [40-41]; 3.2.4. Epistemic Instruments and Their Objects [42-48]; 3.2.5. The Father-Son Analogy [49-50]; 3.2.6. Summary [51]; 3.3. Intrinsically Good Things [7-8, 52-56]
3.4. Names without Objects [9, 57-59]3.5. Extrinsic Substances [10, 60]; 3.6. Negation and Existence [11-12, 61-64]; 3.7. The Mirage Analogy [13-16, 65-67]; 3.8. Emptiness and Reasons [17-19, 68]; 3.9. Negation and Temporal Relations [20, 69]; 3.10. Conclusion [70]; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Westerhoff, Jan.
ISBN:
0-19-973270-1
9786612534829
1-282-53482-3
0-19-974545-5
OCLC:
690104995