Emptiness Appraised

Subtitle: 
A Critical Study of Nagarjuna's Philosophy
Author: 
David F. Burton
Publisher: 
Routledge
Publish Place: 
London
Publish Year: 
1999

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.