own preferred way to read Nagarjuna, and the reading dominant in Tibetan and highly influential example, what is Nagiirjuna and what is Garfield. After all, al-. Jay L. Garfield (Translator). · Rating details · 1, ratings · 33 reviews. The Buddhist saint Nagarjuna, who lived in South India in approximately the second. The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way. Nagarjuna’s Mulamadhyamakakarika. Translation and Commentary by Jay L. Garfield. Groundbreaking translation.

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Jay Lazar Garfield born 13 November is a professor and researcher that gxrfield on Tibetan Buddhism. He also specializes on the philosophy of mindcognitive scienceepistemologymetaphysicsphilosophy of languageethics, and hermeneutics. Garfield received an A.

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He taught from at Hampshire Collegefrom at the University of Tasmaniaand since at Smith College. He said, “This Professorship has given me the opportunity of a lifetime — working with motivated, creative and talented students and colleagues and working in a community committed to building something entirely new, an Asian liberal arts college gafield a truly global curriculum.

Garfield has long been a critic of the narrow approach of Western philosophers. He has noted that “people in our profession are still happy to treat Western philosophy as the ‘core’ of the discipline, and as the umarked case. So, for instance, a course that addresses only classical Natarjuna philosophy can be comfortably titled ‘Ancient Philosophy,’ not ‘Ancient Western Philosophy,’ and a course in metaphysics can be counted on to ignore all non-Western metaphysics.


A course in Indian philosophy is not another course in the history of philosophybut is part of the non-Western curriculum. However, he was “outraged” that there were only “one or two” members of the regular faculty in the department who attended the event, because he felt that this showed a lack of support for their own students’ interest in non-Western philosophy.

Garfield discussed this issue with another speaker at the conference, Bryan W.

We therefore suggest that any department that regularly offers courses only on Western philosophy should rename itself ‘Department of European and American Philosophy. The article received comments in just 12 hours. None of the other Stone columns that month had over comments.

Garfield later explained, “I woke up to all this email in my inbox [with] people asking, ‘Are you okay?

And some of it was clearly by philosophers and students of philosophy.

Inclusion is the order of the day. More wisdom from more perspectives — what could be better? We have so much to learn from each other, if only we listen.


Garfield and Van Norden’s garfiel was almost immediately translated into Chinese, [9] and over twenty blogs in the English-speaking world have commented or hosted discussions, including Reddit. Some have applauded their call for greater diversity in the US philosophical canon.

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However, there has also been extensive criticism of the Garfield and Van Norden article. Two conservative editorials criticized the piece for failing to acknowledge the superiority of Western philosophy. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. National University of Singapore Giving. Retrieved 13 December Retrieved 14 December Retrieved 15 December The New York Times. Retrieved 10 December Supremacy of Western Philosophy “Hard to Justify ” “.

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