47. Jan Westerhoff on Nāgārjuna

Posted on 23 July 2017

A discussion with Jan Westerhoff, an expert on the great Buddhist thinker Nāgārjuna, dealing with the notion of emptiness, the tetralemma, and Nāgārjuna's reception in India and Tibet.

Further Reading

• J. Westerhoff, Nāgārjuna’s Madhyamaka. A Philosophical Introduction (Oxford: 2009).

• J. Westerhoff, Twelve Examples of Illusion (Cambridge: 2010).

• J. Westerhoff, "The Merely Conventional Existence of the World," in T. Cowherds (ed.), Moonshadows: Conventional Truth in Buddhist Philosophy (Oxford: 2010), 189-212.

• J. Westerhoff, The Dispeller of Disputes: Nāgārjuna's Vigrahavyāvartanī (Oxford: 2010).

• J. Westerhoff, “On the Nihilist Interpretation of Madhyamaka,” Journal of Indian Philosophy 44 (2016), 337-76.

• J. Westerhoff, The Golden Age of Indian Buddhist Philosophy (Oxford: 2018).


bill crossley 6 August 2017

hi peter. thanks for the great podcast. Big fan. However, whiling away the time between episodes I notice that among the themes to date there is no entry for Causation. Rank amateur that I am I consider this to be a major theme throughout the histoty of Phil. So what gives.

Now that's a good point. I will add it when I get a chance! (And you will be the cause of that theme's existence.)

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