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

Paperback | January 28, 2013

EditorMark Siderits, Evan Thompson, Dan Zahavi

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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 intothe 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 multipleperspectives. 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 contextof 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.

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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 intothe contemporary debate about the nature of...

Mark Siderits is Professor of Philosophy at Seoul National University. He received his BA from University of Hawaii and his Ph.D. from Yale University. His work is situated in the intersection between analytic metaphysics and classical Indian philosophy. He is the author of Indian Philosophy of Language (Kluwer, 1991), Personal Identit...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:January 28, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Mark Siderits, Evan Thompson, Dan Zahavi: Introduction2. Joel Krueger: The Who and How of Experience3. Dan Zahavi: The Experiential Self: objections and clarifications4. Miri Albahari: Nirvana and Ownerless consciousness5. Georges Dreyfus: Self and Subjectivity: A Middle Way Approach6. Evan Thompson: Self-No-Self? Memory and Reflexive Awareness7. Jonardon Ganeri: Subjectivity, Selfhood and the Use of the Word 'I'8. Wolfgang Fasching: 'I am of the nature of Seeing': Phenomenological Reflections on the Indian Notion of Witness-Consciousness9. Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad: Situating the Elusive Self of Advaita Vedanta10. Matthew MacKenzie: Enacting the Self: Buddhist and Enactivist Approaches to the Emergence of the Self11. Galen Strawson: Radical self-awareness12. Mark Siderits: Buddhas as Zombies: A Buddhist Reduction of SubjectivityNotes on ContributorsIndex

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"a welcome product of a rare endeavor: the attempt to bring insights from diverse schools of thought to bear on a question of deep philosophical interest ..." --Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews