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Emptiness Appraised

A Critical Study of Nagarjuna's Philosophy

By David F. Burton

Routledge – 1999 – 233 pages

Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

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Emptiness means that all entities are empty of, or lack, inherent existence - entities have a merely conceptual, constructed existence. Though Nagarjuna advocates the Middle Way, his philosophy of emptiness nevertheless entails nihilism, and his critiques of the Nyaya theory of knowledge are shown to be unconvincing.

Name: Emptiness Appraised: A Critical Study of Nagarjuna's Philosophy (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By David F. Burton. Emptiness means that all entities are empty of, or lack, inherent existence - entities have a merely conceptual, constructed existence. Though Nagarjuna advocates the Middle Way, his philosophy of emptiness nevertheless entails nihilism, and his...
Categories: Buddhism, Eastern Philosophy, Philosophy of Hinduism, Chinese Studies, South East Asian Studies, Asian Religion, India (studies of), Asian Studies