Mulamadhyamakakarika of Nagarjuna: The Philosophy of the Middle Way

By: David J. Kalupahana

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This is a completely new translation of Nagarjuna`s major work the Mulamadhyamakakarika, accompanied by a detailed annotation of each of the verses. The annotation identifies the metaphysical theories of the scholastics criticized by Nagarjuna, and traces the source material and the arguments utilized in his refutation back to the early discourses of the Buddha. The Introduction presents a completely new hypothesis about the nature of treatise. The work is a grand commentary on the Buddha's "Discourse to Katyayana" (Kaccayanaqotta-sutta). The concluding part of the Introduction compares the teaching of the Buddha and Nagarjuna in regard to epistemology, ontology, ethics and philosophy of language indicating how the latter was making a determined attempt to reconstruct the Buddha's teachings in a very faithful manner, avoiding the substantialist metaphysics of the scholastics.Printed Pages: 430.

Title: Mulamadhyamakakarika of Nagarjuna: The Philosophy of the Middle Way

Author Name: David J. Kalupahana

Categories: India, Buddhism and Buddhist Studies,

Edition: Sixth Reprint

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2015

ISBN: 812080774X

ISBN 13: 9788120807747

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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Seller ID: 102391

Keywords: Mulamadhyamakakarika of Nagarjuna: The Philosophy of the Middle Way David J. Kalupahana