Self, No Self?: Perspectives from Analytical, Phenomenological, and Indian Traditions
Mark Siderits, Evan Thompson, Dan Zahavi
OUP Oxford, Jan 31, 2013 - Philosophy - 352 pages
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.
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1 The Who and the How of Experience
Objections and Clarifications
3 Nirvana and Ownerless Consciousness
A Middle Way Approach
5 SelfNoSelf ? Memory and Reflexive Awareness
6 Subjectivity Selfhood and the Use of the Word I
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a¯tman abductive inference Abhidharma Advaita Veda¯nta Advaitins Albahari argue basic consciousness Buddhist philosophy Buddhist Reductionist bundle theory Cambridge causal claim cognition concept constituted constructed core Damasio deny dependent origination Dharmakı¯rti diachronic diachronic unity Digna¯ga direct acquaintance discussion distinct Dreyfus enduring entity existence experiencing experiential Fasching feature first-person perspective first-personal givenness Galen Strawson Ganeri hence Husserl identify identity illusion illusory Indian intentional object intrinsic involves Madhyamaka memory argument mental metaphysical Metzinger mind minimal narrative nature of consciousness ness nirvana no-self non-thetic notion object one’s oneself ontological Oxford perception personal ownership perspectival perspectival owner phenomenal character phenomenological pre-reflective present present-moment question reality reductionism reductionist refer reflexive awareness reflexivity thesis S´an˙kara Sartre seems self-awareness self-consciousness self-givenness selfhood sense Siderits simply skandhas Strawson stream structure subject of experience temporal theorists thetic things thinkers thought Tibetan tradition Tsongkhapa ultimately unified University Press Varela Vasubandhu witness-consciousness Yoga¯ca¯ra Zahavi