9781949163001-1949163008-Crushing the Categories (Vaidalyaprakarana) (Treasury of the Buddhist Sciences)

Crushing the Categories (Vaidalyaprakarana) (Treasury of the Buddhist Sciences)

ISBN-13: 9781949163001
ISBN-10: 1949163008
Author: Nagarjuna
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Wisdom Publications
Format: Hardcover 346 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781949163001
ISBN-10: 1949163008
Author: Nagarjuna
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Wisdom Publications
Format: Hardcover 346 pages

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Acknowledged author Nagarjuna wrote Crushing the Categories (Vaidalyaprakarana) (Treasury of the Buddhist Sciences) comprising 346 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1949163008 and 9781949163001. Since then Crushing the Categories (Vaidalyaprakarana) (Treasury of the Buddhist Sciences) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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A rare glimpse of the sophisticated philosophical exchange between Buddhist and non-Buddhist schools at an early stage.

The Vaidalyaprakarana provides a rare glimpse of the sophisticated philosophical exchange between Buddhist and non-Buddhist schools at an early stage and will be of interest to scholars of Buddhist thought, classical Indian Philosophy, and the history of Asian thought.

Belonging to a set of Nagarjuna’s philosophical works known as the yukti-corpus, the Vaidalyaprakarana is noteworthy for its close engagement with the Hindu philosophers. It refutes the sixteen categories of the Nyaya school, which formed the logical and epistemological framework for many of the debates between Buddhist and Hindu philosophers.

The Sanskrit original of the Vaidalyaprakarana long lost, the author translates the text from Tibetan, giving it an extensive analytical commentary. The aim is twofold: to investigate the interaction of the founder of the Madhyamika school with this influential school of Hindu thought; and to make sense of how Nagarjuna’s arguments that refute the Naiyayika categories are essential to the Madhyamika path in general.

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