Self, No Self?: Perspectives from Analytical, Phenomenological, and Indian Traditions

Self, No Self?: Perspectives from Analytical, Phenomenological, and Indian Traditions

by Mark Siderits, Evan Thompson, Dan Zahavi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199593809

ISBN-13: 9780199593804

Pub. Date: 02/04/2011

Publisher: Oxford University Press


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

Overview


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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199593804
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
02/04/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction, Mark Siderits, Evan Thompson, Dan Zahavi
2. The Who and How of Experience, Joel Krueger
3. The Experiential Self: objections and clarifications, Dan Zahavi
4. Nirvana and Ownerless consciousness, Miri Albahari
5. Self and Subjectivity: A Middle Way Approach, Georges Dreyfus
6. Self-No-Self? Memory and Reflexive Awareness, Evan Thompson
7. Subjectivity, Selfhood and the Use of the Word 'I', Jonardon Ganeri
8. 'I am of the nature of Seeing': Phenomenological Reflections on the Indian Notion of Witness-Consciousness, Wolfgang Fasching
9. Situating the Elusive Self of Advaita Vedanta, Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad
10. Enacting the Self: Buddhist and Enactivist Approaches to the Emergence of the Self, Matthew MacKenzie
11. Radical self-awareness, Galen Strawson
12. Buddhas as Zombies: A Buddhist Reduction of Subjectivity, Mark Siderits
Notes on Contributors Index

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