Nāgārjuna’s Conception of ‘Voidness’ (Śūnyatā)

Autores: Fernando Tola y Carmen Dragonetti

he philosophical school Madhyamaka of Mahāyāna Buddhism denies the true existence of the empirical reality in its totality. For this school the empirical reality includes all the beings and things, whatever is an object of human experience and knowledge, that same experience and knowledge, their products without any exception. The empirical reality is only an appearance, a phenomenon, which lacks a true existence, which is like a dream, a mirage, an illusion created by magic.


Tola, F. & Dragonetti, C. (1981), “Nāgārjuna’s Conception of ‘Voidness’ (Śūnyatā)”, Journal of Indian Philosophy, 9 (3): 271-282.