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The Imperfect Reality of Persons

Jonardon Ganeri

in The Concealed Art of the Soul: Theories of Self and Practices of Truth in Indian Ethics and Epistemology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202416
eISBN:
9780191708558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202416.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines the claim of early Buddhists, especially Vasubandhu and Abhidharma, to espouse reductionism as a theory of personal identity. A comparison of the Buddhist no-self theory with ... More


Self as Performance

Jonardon Ganeri

in The Concealed Art of the Soul: Theories of Self and Practices of Truth in Indian Ethics and Epistemology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202416
eISBN:
9780191708558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202416.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses the theory of selfhood developed by the Mādhyamika philosophers, especially Nāgārjuna and Candrakīrti, according to which becoming a self is an activity or performance. Various ... More


The Daode Jing and Comparative Philosophy

Gary D. DeAngelis, Warren G. Frisina, and David L. Hall

in Teaching the Daode Jing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332704
eISBN:
9780199868155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332704.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This essay discusses the way the DDJ contradicts or even subverts many Western philosophic and religious assumptions about ontology, cosmology and the self. Where many Western philosophers describe ... More


Buddhism and the Deconstruction of Selfhood

Amanda Porterfield

in The Transformation of American Religion: The Story of a Late-Twentieth-Century Awakening

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131376
eISBN:
9780199834570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131371.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Buddhism emerged as an important component of American culture in the late twentieth century. New laws lifting restrictions on Asian immigrants contributed to this development, as did changes in ... More


The Who and the How of Experience

Joel W. Krueger

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

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199593804
eISBN:
9780191595691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593804.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter argues for the counter-intuitive thesis that consciousness does not require a self. Granted, a central feature of conscious states is that their mode of appearance exhibits an ... More


Women and Buddhist Philosophy: Engaging Zen Master Kim Iryop

Jin Y. Park

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824858780
eISBN:
9780824873707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858780.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

How and why do women engage with Buddhist philosophy? This is the fundamental question that Women and Buddhist Philosophy: Engaging Zen Master Kim Iryŏp proposes to answer through discussions of Kim ... More


The Buddhist background

J. P. Williams

in Denying Divinity: Apophasis in the Patristic Christian and Soto Zen Buddhist Traditions

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269991
eISBN:
9780191683855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269991.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, World Religions

The Buddha's teaching of no-self, impermanence, and especially of the extinction of the self (nirvana) have historically been all too susceptible of construal as nihilism. Modern scholarship, ... More


Conclusion

Sallie B. King

in Socially Engaged Buddhism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833350
eISBN:
9780824870225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833350.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This concluding chapter addresses the question: what is Buddhist about the Engaged Buddhism? The signature contribution of Engaged Buddhism to global thinking about spiritual social activism is the ... More


Toward a Field Model of the Self

Eugene Fontinell

in Self, God and Immortality: A Jamesian Investigation

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823220700
eISBN:
9780823284863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823220700.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter considers the suggestive irony of living in an age characterized by both an obsessive concern for the ego or individual self and a denial that there is any such reality. The first ... More


James: Toward a Field-Self

Eugene Fontinell

in Self, God and Immortality: A Jamesian Investigation

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823220700
eISBN:
9780823284863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823220700.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter explores how William James' doctrine of the self seemed to have developed through three stages. Beginning with a methodological dualism in his Principles of Psychology, James apparently ... More


Sensation and the Empirical Consciousness

Christian Coseru

in Perceiving Reality: Consciousness, Intentionality, and Cognition in Buddhist Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199843381
eISBN:
9780199979851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199843381.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

At its foundation, the Buddhist epistemology of perception rests on the descriptive accounts of consciousness and cognition advanced by the Abhidharma scholastics. These accounts constitute the ... More


Introduction

Jacqueline I. Stone

in Right Thoughts at the Last Moment: Buddhism and Deathbed Practices in Early Medieval Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824856434
eISBN:
9780824872984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856434.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Buddhism in early medieval Japan encompassed multiple discourses, logics, and explanatory frameworks for addressing death. Understanding Buddhism not as a fixed, internally unified system but as a ... More


Rhetorics of Theological One-Upsmanship in Christianity and Buddhism: Athanasius’s Polemic Against the Arians and Vasubandhu’s Refutation of Pudgalavāda Buddhism

Hugh Nicholson

in How to Do Comparative Theology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823278404
eISBN:
9780823280513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823278404.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Hugh Nicholson explores some perhaps unexpected parallels in the work of doctrine-making in two texts representative of the early Christian Arian controversy and of the Buddhist Personalist ... More


Time for Reconciliation: Reflections of a Zen Buddhist Nun (1955–1960)

Jin Y. Park

in Women and Buddhist Philosophy: Engaging Zen Master Kim Iryop

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824858780
eISBN:
9780824873707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858780.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 5 engages with Iryŏp’s Buddhist philosophy, by exploring her interpretations of Buddhism in the book Reflections of a Zen Buddhist Nun (1960). The chapter discusses the major Buddhist ... More


I and the No-self Theories: Differences within the Buddhist Tradition

Anindita Niyogi Balslev

in Aham: I: The Enigma of I-consciousness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198089513
eISBN:
9780199082575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089513.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter contains an exposition of the Buddhist philosophical interpretations of I-consciousness along with the internal differences among the thinkers of various schools of Buddhist philosophy ... More


Introduction

Anindita Niyogi Balslev

in Aham: I: The Enigma of I-consciousness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198089513
eISBN:
9780199082575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089513.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The introduction aims at creating an understanding of why and how a philosophical probe into such a universally acknowledged phenomenon like I-consciousness gives rise to complexities by inviting the ... More


Merely Cause and Effect: The Imagined Self and the Literalistic Mind

Jonathan C. Gold

in Paving the Great Way: Vasubandhu's Unifying Buddhist Philosophy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168267
eISBN:
9780231538008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168267.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Vasubandhu is well known for his extensive, brilliant argument defending the Buddha's doctrine of no-self, which takes up the entirety of Chapter IX of his Commentary on the Treasury of Abhidharma ... More


Exposition of Orthodoxy (Hyŏnjŏng non): by Kihwa (Hamhŏ Tŭkt’ong)

in Korea's Great Buddhist-Confucian Debate: The Treatises of Chong Tojon (Sambong) and Hamho Tuktong (Kihwa)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824853808
eISBN:
9780824868031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824853808.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter consists of an annotated translation of the Buddhist response by the eminent scholar-monk Kihwa, composed primarily in the form of a refutation of the litany of arguments made against ... More


Self and No-Self

James W. Heisig

in Nothingness and Desire: A Philosophical Antiphony

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838850
eISBN:
9780824871147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838850.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter analyzes the notions of self and no-self. The usual way of understanding the notion of no-self has been to define it as a gloss on the notion of self. The chapter reverses the process ... More


“When All Dharmas Are the Buddha-Dharma”: Dōgen as Comparative Philosopher

Gereon Kopf

in Dōgen and Sōtō Zen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199324859
eISBN:
9780190218690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324859.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Until the beginning of the twentieth century Dōgen was barely known outside the sectarian literature and rhetoric of Sōtō Zen. Today his philosophical writings, as collected in the Shōbōgenzō, have ... More


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