• Title: Self, No Self?: Perspectives from Analytical, Phenomenological, and Indian Traditions
  • Author: Mark Siderits Evan Thompson Dan Zahavi
  • ISBN: 9780199593804
  • Page: 208
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Self No Self Perspectives from Analytical Phenomenological and Indian Traditions The nature and reality of self is a subject of increasing prominence among Western philosophers of mind and cognitive scientists It has also been central to Indian and Tibetan philosophical traditions
    The nature and reality of self is a subject of increasing prominence among Western philosophers of mind and cognitive scientists It has also been central to Indian and Tibetan philosophical traditions for over two thousand years It is time to bring the rich resources of these traditions into the contemporary debate about the nature of self This volume is the first of itThe nature and reality of self is a subject of increasing prominence among Western philosophers of mind and cognitive scientists It has also been central to Indian and Tibetan philosophical traditions for over two thousand years It is time to bring the rich resources of these traditions into the contemporary debate about the nature of self This volume is the first of its kind Leading philosophical scholars of the Indian and Tibetan traditions join with leading Western philosophers of mind and phenomenologists to explore issues about consciousness and selfhood from these multiple perspectives Self, No Self is not a collection of historical or comparative essays It takes problem solving and conceptual and phenomenological analysis as central to philosophy The essays mobilize the argumentative resources of diverse philosophical traditions to address issues about the self in the context of contemporary philosophy and cognitive science Self, No Self will be essential reading for philosophers and cognitive scientists interested in the nature of the self and consciousness, and will offer a valuable way into the subject for students.

    One Reply to “Self, No Self?: Perspectives from Analytical, Phenomenological, and Indian Traditions”

    1. collection of critical essays on the self, no-self concepts. some very good of traditions somewhat read (advaita-vedanta, Buddhism, phenomenology) some of tradition i do not know (analytic) so i have no educated opinion, only some dissatisfaction with arguments this is the reason i raise the rating to five: it inspires me to think/write out these arguments.n, this is first draft, amateur, interested if not argumentative, and no more than book review. rather than focus on any one or several essay [...]

    2. A very good anthology. Almost all of the contributors work off of one another, and very many are familiar with each other's work.One warning though is that almost all of the contributions are quite dense. One should be wary of approaching this without some background in topics of the Self, Philosophy of Mind, or etc.My personal favourite was probably Fasching's article on the self of Advaita Vedanta. For students of either Indian Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, or etc this is very interesting an [...]

    3. A great collection of essays on the nature of the self in Asian thought. Some of the best work I have seen in using Western philosophical tools to unpack the depths of Hindu and Buddist metaphysics.

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