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Exploring the Structure of Emptiness - Philosophical Hermeneutics of the Text Catusstava of Nagarjuna: A Translation and Interpretation

By: Mathew Varghese

Price: $23.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Sanctum Books: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 037133

ISBN: 8190995014

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Nagarjuna is one of the finest philosophers who ever lived. This second century Buddhist philosopher from south India is known for his criticism on speculative theories and viewpoints. But his name is better known for introducing the idea of emptiness (sunyata), a philosophical concept that had hugely influenced the discourses of Eastern philosophy, religion, and culture for about 2000 years. Nagarjuna cleverly introduced emptiness (sunyata), into Buddhist discourses to explain its central philosophy: the philosophy of Middle Path. Through the negative mode of argumentation, he taught how we n... View more info

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Nagarjuna and the Art of Negation: Discerning Subjectivity, Emptiness, Transcendental Ethics, Tetralemma Logic, Binary Logic, Self-being and Negations

By: Mathew Varghese

Price: $24.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Sanctum Books: 2020

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 041260

ISBN: 8190995057

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Reading the philosophy of Nagarjuna in retrospective, his method of Negation is variously explained in this book. How the application of tetralemmaofour-value structure (catuckotÝ) would give us enough resources to expand our thoughts and how that could help us negate the binary either/ or structure of thought that demands theoretical postulations. Notably, the art of logical negation used by Nagarjuna employing neither/nor structure would help us understand the Middle Path (Madhyamika) philosophy clearly. Most of the philosophies use the structure of two-value logical interpretations to in... View more info