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Bibliography on the Buddhist Logician Nāgārjuna


Studies in English

  1. Bhattacharya, Kamaleswar. 1971. "The Dialectical Method of Nāgārjuna." Journal of Indian Philosophy no. 1:217-261.

  2. Bhattacharyya, Bhaswati (Chakrabarti). 1979. "The Concept of Existence and Nāgārjuna's Doctrine of Śūnyatā." Journal of Indian Philosophy no. 7:335-344.

  3. Bronkhorst, Johannes. 1985. "Nāgārjuna and the Naiyāyikas." Journal of Indian Philosophy no. 13:107-132.

  4. Carpenter, Amber D. 2022. "Nāgārjuna: Dependent Arising Without Any Thing Arising." In The Routledge Handbook of Indian Buddhist Philosophy, edited by Edelglass, William, Harter, Pierre-Julien and McClintock, Sara, 211-235. New York: Routledge.

  5. Ferraro, Giuseppe. 2019. "Two Boats Fastened Together: Nāgārjuna's Solution to the Question of the Origin of Ideas." Philosophy East and West no. 69:108-129.

  6. Garfield, Jay L., and Priest, Graham. 2003. "Nagarjuna and the Limits of Thought." Philosophy East and West no. 53:1-21.

  7. Ghose, Ramendra Nath. 1987. "The Modality of Nāgārjuna's Dialectics." Journal of Indian Philosophy no. 15:285-309.

    "This article provides a clear formulation of the modality of Nagarjuna's method of Prasangapadana (unrestricted reductio ad absurdum) reasoning and demonstrates the systematic uses of its specific form of Prasajya (simple) negation in solving the riddle of four-fold negation. It also gives an interpretation of the reflexive paradox involved in Nagarjuna's self-referential statements on the basis of his intricate texts on logic and middle way dialectics."

  8. Kersacodi-Watson, Ian. 1978. "Are There Real Things? Borrowings from Nagarjuna." Journal of Indian Philosophy no. 5:371-383.

  9. Loy, David. 1984. "How Not to Criticize Nagarjuna: A Response to L. Stafford Betty." Philosophy East and West no. 34:437-445.

  10. Ng, Yu Kwan. 1987. "The Arguments of Nāgārjuna in the Light of Modern Logic." Journal of Indian Philosophy no. 15:363-384.

  11. Oetke, Claus. 1991. "Remarks on the Interpretation of Nāgārjuna's Philosophy." Journal of Indian Philosophy no. 19:315-323.

  12. Potter, Karl H. 1999. "[Summaries of works by Nagarjuna]." In Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies. Vol. 8: Buddhist Philosophy from 100 to 350 A.D., edited by Potter, Karl H. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass.

    Chapter One: Introduction 3; Nagarjuna and Aryadeva 11-15.

    Summaries of works:

    33. Madhyamakakārikās (150) (Lindtner) 98

    34. V, igrahavyāvarttanī (150) (Bhattacharya) 124

    35. Sūnyatāsaptati (150) (Della Santina) 133

    36. Vaidalyaprakarana (150) (Lindtner) 143

    37. Yuktisastikā (150) 150

    38. Ratnavālī (150) (Lindtner/ Potter) 153

    40. Suhrilekha (150) (Della Santina) 163

    41. Bodhisambhāra (150) 177

    42. Vyavahārasiddhi (150) (Lindtner) 179

    43. Mahāyānavimsika (15'0) (Lindtner) 180

    44.Catuhstava (150) (Lindtner) 181

    155. Dasabhūmikavibhāsāsāsūtra (350)

    163. Dvādasa(dvarā)mukhasāstra (360) (Potter).

  13. Robinson, Richard H. 1956. "Some Logical Aspects of Nagarjuna's System." Philosophy East and West no. 6:291-308.

  14. ———. 1972. "Did Nagarjuna Really Refute All Philosophical Views?" Philosophy East and West no. 22:325-331.

  15. Schroeder, John. 2000. "Nagarjuna and the Doctrine of "Skillful Means"." Philosophy East and West no. 50:559-583.

  16. Siderits, Mark. 1988. "Nāgārjuna as Anti-Realist." Journal of Indian Philosophy no. 18:311-325.

    "I dispute B. J. Matilal's representation of the Buddhist philosopher Nagarjuna as a skeptic concerning the possibility of giving an adequate account of the valid means of knowledge. I argue that Nagarjuna is best seen instead as an antirealist who is concerned to undermine the assumptions common to both the realist and the skeptic about knowledge. I reconstruct two arguments of Nagarjuna's, both of which are meant to show that while it is possible to construct a theory of the valid means of knowledge, no such theory can legitimately be used to defend metaphysical realism."

  17. Stafford, Betty L. 1983. "Nagarjuna's Masterpiece -- Logical, Mystical, Both, or Neither?" Philosophy East and West no. 33:123-138.

  18. ———. 1984. "Is Nagarjuna a Philosopher: A Response to Professor Loy." Philosophy East and West no. 34:447-450.

  19. Tanaka, Koji. 2016. "On Nāgārjuna’s Ontological and Semantic Paradox." Philosophy East and West no. 66:1292-1306.

  20. Waldo, Ives. 1975. "Nagarjuna and Analytic Philosophy." Philosophy East and West no. 25:281-290.

  21. ———. 1978. "Nagarjuna and Analytic Philosophy, II." Philosophy East and West no. 28:287-298.

  22. Walser, Joseph. 2016. "Nāgārjuna." In The Buddhist World, edited by Powers, John, 496-511. New York: Routledge.

External links

Westerhoff, Jan Christoph "Nāgārjuna", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Edward N. Zalta (ed.)