Readership: Scholars and students of philosophy and religious studies, particularly those with an interest in Indian and Western conceptions of the self.
Jonardon Ganeri, Professor of Philosophy, University of Sussex
Jonardon Ganeri is a philosopher who draws upon Indian, European and Ango-American sources in his work. He is currently Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sussex. He read Mathematics at Cambridge before commencing graduate studies in Philosophy at London and Oxford. He has been a Jacobsen Fellow in Philosophy at King's College London and a Spalding Fellow at Clare Hall Cambridge. As well as teaching at various Universities in Britain, he has held visiting professorships at the University of Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania.
Review(s) from previous edition"an excellent example of what comparative philosophy can be at its best.
- Don S. Levi, Asian Studies
"extraordinarily informative, well-written ... a remarkable achievement.
" - Raymond Martin, MIND
PART I - SOUL-SEARCHERS AND SOOTH-SAYERS
1: Hidden in the cave: the Upanisadic self
2: Dangerous truths: the Buddha on silence, secrecy and snakes
3: A cloak of clever words: the deconstruction of deceit in the Mahabharata
PART II - EXHORTATIONS TO ENLIGHTENMENT
4: Words that burn: why did the Buddha say what he did?
5: Words that break: can an Upanisad state the truth?
PART III - A SELFLESS PERSON'S SENSE OF SELF
6: The imperfect reality of rersons
7: Self as performance
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