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