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The Buddhist Philosophy of the Middle: Essays on Indian and Tibetan Madhyamaka
Author Ruegg, David Seyfort
PublisherWisdom Publications
Publisher Url
LocationBoston, MA, US [波士頓, 麻薩諸塞州, 美國]
SeriesStudies in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism series
Content type書籍=Book
KeywordBhāviveka; Bhāvaviveka
AbstractMadhyamaka, the “philosophy of the middle,” systematized the Buddha’s fundamental teaching on no-self with its profound non-essentialist reading of reality. Founded in India by Nāgārjuna in about the second century CE, Madhyamaka philosophy went on to become the dominant strain of Buddhist thought in Tibet and exerted a profound influence on all the cultures of East Asia. Within the extensive Western scholarship inspired by this school of thought, David Seyfort Ruegg’s work is unparalleled in its incisiveness, diligence, and scope. The Buddhist Philosophy of the Middle brings together Ruegg’s greatest essays on Madhyamaka, expert writings which have and will continue to contribute to our progressing understanding of this rich tradition.
Table of contentsForeword by Tom Tillemans

1. Mathematical and Linguistic Models in Indian Thought: The Case of Zero and Śūnyatā [1978]

2. Towards a Chronology of the Madhyamaka School [1982]

3. The uses of the Four Positions of the Catuṣkoṭi and the Problem of the Description of Reality in Mahāyāna Buddhism [1977]
I.The Four Positions in Early Buddhist Thought
II.The uses of the Catuṣkoṭi in the Madhyamaka
III.Conjunction and negation of Opposed Terms in Vijñānavāda Definitions of Reality
IV.Negation of Opposed Terms in the Description of the absolute in the Ratnagotravibhāga
V.The Vātsīputrīya Conception of the Indeterminate
Appendix I. Commentarial Interpretations of Mūlamadhyamakakārikā xviii.
Appendix II. Some Modern Interpretations of the Catuṣkoṭi
Appendix III. The Logical Error of negation of the antecedent and the Mūlamadhyamakakārikās

4. Le Dharmadhātustava de nāgārjuna [1971]

5. On the authorship of Some Works ascribed to Bhā(va)viveka/Bhavya [1990]

6. The Svātantrika-Prāsaṅgika Distinction in the History of Madhyamaka Thought [2006]

7. Purport, Implicature, and Presupposition: Sanskrit abhiprāya and Tibetan dgongs pa / dgongs gzhi as Hermeneutical Concepts [1985]

8. An Indian Source for the Tibetan Hermeneutical Term dgongs gzhi, “Intentional Ground” [1988]

9. Some Reflections on the Place of Philosophy in the Study of Buddhism [1995]

10. On the Tibetan Historiography and Doxography of the “Great Debate of Bsam yas” [1992]

11. Autour du Lta ba’i khyad par de Ye shes sde [1979]

12. The Jo nang pas: a School of Buddhist Ontologists according to the Crystal Mirror of Philosophical Doctrines (Grub mtha’ shel gyi me long) [1963]

13. A Karma Bka’ brgyud Work on the Lineages and Traditions of the Indo-Tibetan dbu ma (Madhyamaka) [1988]

14. La Pensée Tibétaine (accompagné d’une traduction du Rten ’brel bstod pa legs bshad snying po de Tsong kha pa) [1989]

15. The Indian and the Indic in Tibetan Cultural History, and Tsong kha pa’s achievement as a Scholar and Thinker: an Essay on the Concepts of “Buddhism in Tibet” and “Tibetan Buddhism” [2004]

English Glossary of Selected Terms
Publications by David Seyfort Ruegg
ISBN9780861715909 (pbk); 9780861719365 (E)
Created date2015.07.07

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