The Dispeller of Disputes: Nagarjuna's Vigrahavyavartani by Jan WesterhoffThe Dispeller of Disputes: Nagarjuna's Vigrahavyavartani by Jan Westerhoff

The Dispeller of Disputes: Nagarjuna's Vigrahavyavartani

byJan Westerhoff

Paperback | April 21, 2010

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Nagarjuna's Vigrahavyavartani is an essential work of Madhyamaka Buddhist philosophical literature. Written in an accessible question-and-answer style, it contains Nagarjuna's replies to criticisms of his philosophy of the "Middle Way." The Vigrahavyavartani has been widely cited both incanonical literature and in recent scholarship; it has remained a central text in India, Tibet, China, and Japan, and has attracted the interest of greater and greater numbers of Western readers.In The Dispeller of Disputes, Jan Westerhoff offers a clear new translation of the Vigrahavyavartani, taking current philological research and all available editions into account, and adding his own insightful philosophical commentary on the text. Crucial manuscript material has been discoveredsince the earlier translations were written, and Westerhoff draws on this material to produce a study reflecting the most up-to-date research on this text. In his nuanced and incisive commentary, he explains Nagarjuna's arguments, grounds them in historical and textual scholarship, and explicitlyconnects them to contemporary philosophical concerns.
Jan Westerhoff is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Durham.
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Title:The Dispeller of Disputes: Nagarjuna's VigrahavyavartaniFormat:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 9.09 × 6.1 × 0.59 inPublished:April 21, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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"...Westerhoff's commentary is lucid, philosophically engaging, and included ample references for the serious student of Indian or Western philosophy." --Karin Meyers, Center for Buddhist Studies