Comparative Philosophy and the Philosophy of Scholarship: On the Western Interpretation of Nagarjuna

Comparative Philosophy and the Philosophy of Scholarship: On the Western Interpretation of Nagarjuna by Andrew P. Tuck epub pdf fb2

Title: Comparative Philosophy and the Philosophy of Scholarship: On the Western Interpretation of Nagarjuna
Author: Andrew P. Tuck
ISBN10: 019506156X
ISBN13: 978-0195061567
Publisher: Oxford University Press (July 19, 1990)
Language: English
Subcategory: Humanities
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Comparative Philosophy and the Philosophy of Scholarship: On the Western Interpretation of Nagarjuna by Andrew P. Tuck


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This study in cross-cultural hermeneutics examines the role that modern, Western philosophy has played in the interpretation of Nagarjuna's Madhyamikakarika, a second-century Indian-Buddhist text. Tuck locates a structure of distinct phases or "styles" in modern, philosophical history. These phases, Tuck shows, exhibit discontinuous interpretive biases, as well as continuity of hermeneutic intention. Discovering in each philosophical era a chaacteristic attitude towards the text--whether privilege, objectivity, or neutrality--Tuck argues that the continual reinterpretation of earlier scholarly readings is in fact at the core of fruitful hermeneutic pursuit.