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

Mark Siderits, Evan Thompson, and Dan Zahavi


Is it possible for there to be subjectivity without a subject, for conscious states to be truly real while there is no real self or owner that has them? One step toward answering this question involves a further question: is consciousness in some sense reflexive or self-aware? The chapters in this collection investigate the linked issues of egological vs nonegological accounts of consciousness and the reflexivity of consciousness from the diverse perspectives of phenomenology, analytic philosophy, the Buddhist philosophical tradition, and the Indian school of Advaita Vedânta. The resulting dia ... More

Keywords: egological, nonegological, non-self, reflexivity of consciousness, subjectivity, Buddhist philosophy, Advaita Vedânta, self-illumination

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199593804
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593804.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Siderits, editor
Seoul National University
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Evan Thompson, editor
University of Toronto
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Dan Zahavi, editor
University of Copenhagen
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