Personal Identity and Buddhist Philosophy: Empty Persons

Personal Identity and Buddhist Philosophy: Empty Persons

by Mark Siderits
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754634736

ISBN-13: 9780754634737

Pub. Date: 12/01/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Siderits (philosophy, Illinois State U.) uses portions of Buddhist philosophy to defend a modified version of the Reductionist view of persons promoted by Derek Parfit in Reasons and Persons, simultaneously demonstrating the purpose of "fusion" philosophy, wherein elements of one tradition are used to solve problems in the other (in this case, analytical

Overview

Siderits (philosophy, Illinois State U.) uses portions of Buddhist philosophy to defend a modified version of the Reductionist view of persons promoted by Derek Parfit in Reasons and Persons, simultaneously demonstrating the purpose of "fusion" philosophy, wherein elements of one tradition are used to solve problems in the other (in this case, analytical metaphysics). He addresses such criticisms of Reductionism as the continued existence of the self and the conventional truth of persons' existence. In a final chapter he considers the ethical implications of his modified Buddhist Reductionism. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754634737
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/01/2003
Series:
Ashgate World Philosophies Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Introductionxi
1Situating Reductionism1
2Refuting the Self17
3Getting Impersonal35
4Wholes, Parts and Supervenience75
5Ironic Engagement99
6Establishing Emptiness113
7Empty Knowledge139
8The Turn of the True157
9Empty Persons197
AppendixA Buddhist Nominalist Semantics211
Bibliography219
Index229

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