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Beyond Personal Identity

Dogen, Nishida, and a Phenomenology of No-Self

By Gereon Kopf

© 2002 – Routledge

298 pages

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About the Book

Applies Dogen Kigen's religious philosophy and the philosophy of Nishida Kitaro to the philosophical problem of personal identity, probing the applicability of the concept of non-self to the philosophical problems of selfhood, otherness, and temporality which culminate in the conundrum of personal identity.


'Gereon Kopf … does an outstanding job in taking on the challenge of relating the complex thought of Japanese giants Dogen and Nishida to various Western conceptions of the person.' - Philosophy East and West

'Kopf … makes a significant contribution to east-west dialogue.' - Religious Studies Review

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Routledge Studies in Asian Religion

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General