The illumination of consciousness: Approaches to self-awareness in the indian and western traditions

Philosophy East and West 57 (1):40-62 (2007)
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Matthew MacKenzie
Colorado State University
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: Philosophers in the Indian and Western traditions have developed and defended a range of sophisticated accounts of self-awareness. Here, four of these accounts are examined, and the arguments for them are assessed. Theories of self-awareness developed in the two traditions under consideration fall into two broad categories: reflectionist or other-illumination theories and reflexivist or self-illumination theories. Having assessed the main arguments for these theories, it is argued here that while neither reflectionist nor reflexivist theories are adequate as traditionally formulated and defended, the approaches examined here give important insights for the development of amore adequate contemporary account of self-awareness
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DOI 10.1353/pew.2007.0006
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