Nagarjuna and the Philosophy of Openness Nancy McCagney

ISBN: 9780847686261

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Nagarjuna and the Philosophy of Openness  by  Nancy McCagney

Nagarjuna and the Philosophy of Openness by Nancy McCagney
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In this innovative study of the philosopher Nagarjuna, Nancy McCagney demonstrates that the concept of space (akasa) in early Indian Mahayana Buddhism is the root metaphor for Nagarjunas understanding of sunyata, or openness. Nagarjunas use ofMoreIn this innovative study of the philosopher Nagarjuna, Nancy McCagney demonstrates that the concept of space (akasa) in early Indian Mahayana Buddhism is the root metaphor for Nagarjunas understanding of sunyata, or openness.

Nagarjunas use of the term sunyata was new, and contrasted with the words use in Pali Buddhist literature. By using the word to mean openness, Nagarjuna was able to elucidate, through a deeper analysis of impermanence, a consistent philosophical foundation for the truth and efficacy of Gautamas Middle Way. McCagneys book will be important for those studying Indian philosophy, Buddhism, and the philosophy of religion



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