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  • Nagarjuna's Madhyamakaby Jan Westerhoff

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 27.99 US$ 24.07

    The Indian philosopher Acharya Nagarjuna (c. 150-250 CE) was the founder of the Madhyamaka (Middle Path) school of Mahayana Buddhism and arguably the most influential Buddhist thinker after Buddha himself. Indeed, in the Tibetan and East Asian traditions, Nagarjuna is often referred to as the "second Buddha." His primary contribution to Buddhist thought... more...

  • Twelve Examples of Illusionby Jan Westerhoff

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 22.99 US$ 19.77

    The book is a popular discussion of different kinds of illusion from the perspectives of philosophy, cognitive science, and Buddhist thought. The book discusses examples of illusion (magical tricks, dreams, rainbows, reflections in a mirror) by following a famous Tibetan list of `twelve examples of illusion' from an 18th-century Buddhist encyclopedia. more...

  • Ontological Categoriesby Jan Westerhoff

    Clarendon Press 2005; US$ 104.99 US$ 90.29

    The concept of an ontological category is central to metaphysics. Metaphysicians argue about which category of existence an object should be assigned to, whether one category can be reduced to another one, or whether there might be different equally adequate systems of categorization. Answers to these questions presuppose a clear understanding of what... more...

  • Reality: A Very Short Introductionby Jan Westerhoff

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    'What is real?' has been one of the key questions of philosophy since its beginning in antiquity. But it is not just a question that philosophers ask. This Very Short Introduction discusses what reality is by looking at a variety of arguments, theories, and thought-experiments from philosophy, physics, and cognitive science. more...

  • The Dispeller of Disputesby Jan Westerhoff

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 27.99 US$ 24.07

    Nagarjuna's Vigrahavyavartani is one of the most important Madhyamaka Buddhist philosophical texts. Jan Westerhoff offers a new translation, reflecting the best current philological research and all available editions, and adds his own philosophical commentary on the text. His nuanced, philosophically sophisticated commentary explains Nagarjuna's... more...

  • Studies in Buddhist Philosophyby Mark Siderits; Jan Westerhoff

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 74.99 US$ 64.49

    This book brings together nineteen of Mark Siderits's most important essays on Buddhist philosophy. Together they cover a variety of topics, from metaphysics, logic, philosophy of language, epistemology, and ethics, to the specific discussions of the interaction between Buddhist and classical Indian philosophy. more...

  • Madhyamaka and Yogacaraby Jay L. Garfield; Jan Westerhoff

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 34.99 US$ 30.09

    Madhyamaka and Yogacara are the two principal schools of Mahayana Buddhist philosophy. While Madhyamaka asserts the ultimate emptiness and conventional reality of all phenomena, Yogacara is idealistic. This collection of essays addresses the degree to which these philosophical approaches are consistent or complementary. more...

  • Systems Biologyby Fred Boogerd; Frank J. Bruggeman; Jan-Hendrik S. Hofmeyr; H.V. Westerhoff

    Elsevier Science 2007; US$ 140.00

    Systems biology is a vigorous and expanding discipline, in many ways a successor to genomics and perhaps unprecedented in its combination of biology with a great many other sciences, from physics to ecology, from mathematics to medicine, and from philosophy to chemistry. Studying the philosophical foundations of systems biology may resolve a longer... more...

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