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Is a contradiction the rejection of logic by Denis Wallez
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In 2007, C. W. Huntington, Jr. published "The nature of the Mādhyamaka trick" (http://www.smith.edu/buddhism/docs/huntington-madhyamika-trick.pdf) in which he reviews recent works presenting Nāgārjuna's contribution through the lens of modern symbolic logic.
He notably argues that modern assumptions prejudice our understanding of Nāgārjuna’s insistence that he has no ��proposition��. While doing so, Huntington seems to present mādhyamikas as rejecting reasoning, distrusting logic and not offering much arguments.
In 2008, Jay L. Garﬁeld replied with "Turning a Madhyamaka Trick: Reply to Huntington" (http://www.smith.edu/buddhism/docs/garfield-turning-a-madhyamaka-trick.pdf). Garﬁeld demonstrates that Nāgārjuna and Candrakīrti do deploy arguments.