HDS 3528

Thinking Critically About Emptiness: History of Madhyamaka Philosophy in South Asia

Shenghai Li


This course is an advanced introduction to the literature of the Madhyamaka school of Buddhist thought in South Asia. Our initial goal is to trace the emergence and development of the Madhyamaka philosophical system as articulated by the school's founders and classical interpreters. The second part of the course will focus on the critical encounters of Madhyamaka writers with other South Asian philosophical traditions. Previous coursework in Buddhist studies or South Asian religions will be helpful, but not necessary.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: No
Jointly offered as South Asian Studies 195


0.50 credits
Fall 2013
Mon 2pm-5pm
FAS 1 Bow Street Room 317

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Buddhist Studies
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • South Asian Religious Traditions
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Buddhist Studies
  • South Asian Religions
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) None