Madhyamika
(Skt., the middle way) A school of Buddhist philosophy. The middle way 228 emphasizes the emptiness (shunyata ) of things, and the way in which truth lies beyond all dichotomies and oppositions. But it also allows some value to relative or phenomenal knowledge of things. The middle way is in some respects similar to the Kantian conjunction of the unknowable nature of the noumenal and the possibility of a science of the phenomenal. The school was founded by Nagarjuna, and has a long philosophical development.

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  • Madhyamika — Madhyamaka Le Madhyamaka (sanskrit ; chinois : Zhōng guān 中觀, tibétain: dbu ma) ou Voie du milieu ou médiane, constitue l une des deux principales écoles spécifiques du bouddhisme mahāyāna. Un mādhyamikā est un tenant de cette doctrine …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Mādhyamika — Madhyamaka Le Madhyamaka (sanskrit ; chinois : Zhōng guān 中觀, tibétain: dbu ma) ou Voie du milieu ou médiane, constitue l une des deux principales écoles spécifiques du bouddhisme mahāyāna. Un mādhyamikā est un tenant de cette doctrine …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Madhyamika — /mahd yu mi keuh/, n. Buddhism. a school of philosophy, of A.D. c200, that attempted a reconciliation with Hinayana from a Mahayana position. [ < Skt] * * * School in the Mahayana Buddhist tradition. Its name means middle and derives from its… …   Universalium

  • madhyamika — mädˈ(h)yəmə̇kə noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Sanskrit mādhyamika, from madhyama middle, superlative of madhya middle more at mid 1. or mad …   Useful english dictionary

  • Madhyamika — Madhyamaka (Sanskrit, m., मघ्यमक, madhyamaka, »Mittlerer Weg« zwischen Bejahung und Verneinung) ist die Bezeichnung einer Philosophenschule des Mahayana Buddhismus. Sie ist eine Gründung des indischen Philosophen Nagarjuna, der im 2. Jahrhundert… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Madhyamika — noun The central philosophy of Buddhism that was systematized by Nagarjuna. It establishes that all phenomena are empty of independent reality …   Wiktionary

  • madhyamika — Escuela de la tradición budista mahayana. Su nombre significa centro y deriva de su posición intermedia entre el realismo de la escuela sarvastivada y el idealismo de la escuela yogacara. Su pensador más renombrado fue Nagarjuna …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • madhyamika — मध्यमिक …   Indonesian dictionary

  • mādhyamika — माध्यमिक …   Indonesian dictionary

  • madhyamika — mad·hya·mi·ka …   English syllables

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