BP313 Madhyamaka: The Buddhist Doctrine of Emptiness


Regular Lecture
December 28, 2015– April 29, 2016
1.30p.m. - 4.30p.m.

Course Description

The course will commence with a review, in historical perspective, of the antecedent doctrines which led to the emergence of the Madhyamaka. It will be followed up with an in-depth study of the philosophical position of the Madhyamaka. The study will be based on the subject-matter of the Mūla-madhyamaka-kārikā, which is authored by Nāgārjuna, the founder of the Madhyamaka School.

Siderits, Mark, and Katsura Shoryu, trans. Nagarjuna's Middle Way: Mulamadhyamakakarika. Somerville: Wisdom Publications, 2013. e-book.
Kalupahana, David J. Nāgārjuna: The Philosophy of the Middle Way. New York: State University, 1986.
Inada, Kenneth K. Nāgārjuna: a Translation of its Mūlamadhyamakakārikā with an Introductory Essay. Delhi: Sri Satguru, 1993.
Garfield, Jay L. The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.