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Culture And Self

Philosophical And Religious Perspectives, East And West, 1st Edition

By Douglas B. Allen, Ashok Malhotra


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Traditional scholars of philosophy and religion, both East and West, often place a major emphasis on analyzing the nature of ?the self.? In recent decades, there has been a renewed interest in analyzing self, but most scholars have not claimed knowledge of an ahistorical, objective, essential self free from all cultural determinants. The contributo

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Part 1 Multiple Asian and Western Perspectives -- 1 Social Constructions of Self: Some Asian, Marxist, and Feminist Critiques of Dominant Western Views of Self -- 2 How Universal Is Psychoanalysis? The Self in India, Japan, and the United States -- Part 2 Chinese and Western Perspectives -- 3 Ethics, Relativism, and the Self -- 4 Classical Confucian and Contemporary Feminist Perspectives on the Self: Some Parallels and Their Implications -- 5 Buddho-Taoist and Western Metaphysics of the Self -- Part 3 Indian and Western Perspectives -- 6 Reducing Concern with Self: Parfit and the Ancient Buddhist Schools -- 7 Sartre and Samkhya-Yoga on Self -- Part 4 Japanese and Western Perspectives -- 8 Nietzsche and Nishitani on Nihilism and Tradition -- 9 Views of Japanese Selfhood: Japanese and Western Perspectives

About the Authors

Douglas B. Allen is professor of philosophy at the University of Maine.

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