BP313 - Madhyamaka: The Buddhist Doctrine of Emptiness

The course will commence with a review, in historical perspective, of the antecedent doctrines which led to the emergence of the Madhyamaka. It will be followed up with an in-depth study of the philosophical position of the Madhyamaka. The study will be based on the subject-matter of the MūlaMadhyamaka-kārikā, which is authored by Nāgārjuna, the founder of the Madhyamaka School.