The Moon Points Back

2015.09.22 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Koji Tanaka, Yasuo Deguchi, Jay L. Garfield and Graham Priest (eds.), The Moon Points Back, Oxford University Press, 2015,
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2015.09.22 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Koji Tanaka, Yasuo Deguchi, Jay L. Garfield and Graham Priest (eds.), The Moon Points Back, Oxford University Press, 2015, 285pp., $35.00 (pbk), ISBN 9780190226879. Reviewed by Mark Siderits (retired), Seoul National University This is a collection of essays in what some call 'analytic Asian philosophy', an enterprise that uses tools and techniques of the analytic tradition in investigating one or another school of classical Asian philosophy. Here the focus is on the Buddhist tradition. All but two of the essays concern the doctrine of emptiness that first appeared in the Indian Buddhist Madhyamaka school but underwent significant development in various schools of Tibetan and East Asian Buddhism (that of the modern Kyoto School being the most recent East Asian manifestation). The core Madhyamaka claim that all things are empty is a response to an alternative Buddhist metaphysics that introduced a. . .

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