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The Refutation of the Self in Indian Buddhism

Duerlinger, James [Übers.]:
The Refutation of the Self in Indian Buddhism : Candrakīrti on the Selflessness of Persons / James Duerlinger. - London and New York : Routledge, 2013. - xvii, 238 S. - (Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism)
Einheitssachtitel des übersetzten Werks: Madhyamakāvatāra <engl.>
ISBN 978-0-415-65749-5
£ 85,00 / US$ 145,00
DDC: 294.3422; 181.043

Since the Buddha did not fully explain the theory of persons that underlies his teaching, in later centuries a number of different interpretations were developed. This book presents the interpretation by the celebrated Indian Buddhist philosopher, Candrakirti (ca. 570–650 C.E.).
   Candrakirti’s fullest statement of the theory is included in his Autocommentary on the Introduction to the Middle Way (Madhyamakavatarabhasya), which is, along with his Introduction to the Middle Way (Madhyamakavatara ), among the central treatises that present the Prasavgika account of the Madhyamaka (Middle Way) philosophy. In this book, Candrakirti’s most complete statement of his theory of persons is translated and provided with an introduction and commentary that present a careful philosophical analysis of Candrakirti’s account of the selflessness of persons. This analysis is both philologically precise and analytically sophisticated. The book is of interest to scholars of Buddhism generally and especially to scholars of Indian Buddhist philosophy. [Verlagsinformation]

Preface. xiv
1. Introduction . 1
   Part I: On the translation and its study. 1
   Part II: On the Commentary. 16
   Part III: On Candrakīrti's terminology and its philosophical import. 32
   Part IV: On Candrakīrti's theory of persons in relation to other Indain Buddhist theories. 50
2. Translation: Verses 120-165. 55
3. Commentary: Verses 120-165. 90
4. Appendix: Vasubandhu’s "Refutation" and the central Philosophical questions about which Indian Buddhist theories of persons are concerned. 191
Notes. 195
Bibliography. 221
Index. 233


James Duerlinger teaches in the Philosophy Department at the University of Iowa, USA. His research interests include the philosophy of religion, ancient Greek philosophy, and Indian Buddhist philosophy. Profile page.

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