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Nāgārjuna's Middle Way

Siderits, Mark [u.a.] [Übers.]:
Nāgārjuna's Middle Way : the Mūlamadhyamakakārikā / Mark Siderits and Shoryu Katsura. - Boston : Wisdom Publications, 2013. - x, 351 S. - (Classics of Indian Buddhism)
Einheitssachtitel: Mūlamadhyamakakārikā <engl.>
ISBN 978-1-61429-050-6
US$ 28,95
DDC: 294.385

Nagarjuna's renowned twentyseven-chapter Fundamental Verses on the Middle Way (Mulamadhyamakakarika), the definitive, touchstone presentation of the doctrine of emptiness, is the foundational text of the Madhyamaka school of Mahayana Buddhist philosophy. Professors Siderits and Katsura prepared this translation using the four surviving Indian commentaries in an attempt to reconstruct an interpretation of its enigmatic verses that adheres as closely as possible to that of its earliest proponents. Each verse is accompanied by concise, lively exposition by the authors conveying the explanations of the Indian commentators. The result is a translation that balances the demands for fidelity and accessibility. [Verlagsinformation]

Preface. ix
Introduction. 1
   Dedicatory Verse. 13
   1. An Analysis of Conditions. 17
   2. An Analysis of the Traversed, the Not Yet Traversed, and the Presently Being Traversed. 31
   3. An Analysis of the Āyatanas. 43
   4. An Analysis of the Skandhas. 51
   5. An Analysis of the Dhātus. 59
   6. An Analysis of Desire and the One Who Desires. 65
   7. An Analysis of the Conditioned. 71
   8. An Analysis of Object and Agent. 89
   9. An Analysis of What Is Prior. 99
   10. An Analysis of Fire and Fuel. 109
   11. An Analysis of the Prior and Posterior Parts (of Saṃsāra). 121
   12. An Analysis of Suffering. 129
   13. An Analysis of the Composite. 137
   14. An Analysis of Conjunction. 147
   15. An Analysis of Intrinsic Nature. 153
   16. An Analysis of Bondage and Liberation. 163
   17. An Analysis of Action and Fruit. 171
   18. An Analysis of the Self. 193
   19. An Analysis of Time. 207
   20. An Analysis of the Assemblage. 213
   21. An Analysis of Arising and Dissolution (of Existents). 227
   22. An Analysis of the Tathāgata. 241
   23. An Analysis of False Conception. 253
   24. An Analysis of the Noble Truths. 267
   25. An Analysis of Nirvāṇa. 289
   26. An Analysis of the Twelvefold Chain. 307
   27. An Analysis of Views. 317
Bibliography. 337
Index. 343
About the Translators. 353

MARK SIDERITS was trained in Asian and Western philosophy at the University of Hawaii and Yale University. He has taught both Asian and Western philosophy, for many years at Illinois State University, and most recently as Professor of Philosophy at Seoul National University, from which he retired in 2012. He is the author or editor of five books and has published numerous articles on a wide variety of subjects in Indian Buddhist philosophy and comparative philosophy. Much of his work aims at building bridges between the classical Indian tradition and contemporary philosophy, by using insights from one tradition to cast light on problems arising in the other.
Professor SHŌRYŪ KATSURA received his training in Sanskrit and Buddhist Studies at Kyoto University and the University of Toronto. From 1974 to 2004 he taught in the Department of Indian Philosophy at Hiroshima University; from 2004 he was Professor of Buddhist Philosophy at Ryukoku University, Kyoto, until his retirement in 2012. He remains active at Ryukoku University, where he is Director of their Research Center for Buddhist Cultures in Asia. He is the author or editor of seven books, and has published over sixty articles on various facets of classical Indian Buddhist thought. He is perhaps best known for his work on Buddhist epistemology—the thought of Dignaga, Dharmakirti, and their commentators—but has also made important contributions to the study of Madhyamaka, Abhidharma, and later Mahayana thought. In addition he serves as chief priest of Kodaiji, a small Jodo-shinshu temple in Shiga Prefecture.

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