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

Australasian Journal of Philosophy 90 (4):812-815 (2012)

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Jan Westerhoff
Oxford University
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Amongst its many other merits this collection of essays demonstrates the growing maturity of the study of the Indian philosophical tradition. Much of the good scholarship done on non-Western, and in particular on Indian philosophy over the last decades has attempted to show that these texts hailing from east of Suez contain interesting and sophisticated discussions in their own right, discussions that have to be understood against the Ancient Indian intellectual and cultural context rather than evaluated by how closely they can be seen as conforming to current fashions in the Western philosophical debate. While this approach has helped much in alerting us to the difficulties of forcing an ancient intellectual tradition on the procrustean bed of the philosophical interests and concerns of the current day,[...]
Keywords Personal Identity  Indian Philosophy
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DOI 10.1080/00048402.2011.651477
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