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The Resource Analytical Buddhism : the two-tiered illusion of self, Miri Albahari

Analytical Buddhism : the two-tiered illusion of self, Miri Albahari

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Analytical Buddhism : the two-tiered illusion of self
Title
Analytical Buddhism
Title remainder
the two-tiered illusion of self
Statement of responsibility
Miri Albahari
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"It is not unusual for Western philosophers to deny existence to the 'self': that unified, separate, persisting thinker/owner/agent that we take ourselves to be. Following Hume and James, such philosophers have denied the self existence by treating as illusory its supposed unity and unbroken persistence. These qualities are deemed mere fictions, borne from imagination and acting upon a bundle of discrete thoughts, feelings and perceptions. In this book, Miri Albahari also denies existence to the self, but with a new twist: unity and unbrokenness are argued to be real qualities native to consciousness. Consciousness merges with desire-driven thought and emotion to create the impression of a separate and unified self; separateness, not unity, makes the self illusory. Albahari draws this 'two-tiered' model of the self-illusion from Canonical sources in Theravada Buddhist literature, augmenting it with research from neurologist Antonio Damasio. Since scholars usually ascribe a 'bundle theory' of no-self to Buddhism, Albahari offers a fresh perspective on this central Buddhist 'no-self' concept."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Albahari, Miri
Dewey number
294.3/422
Index
index present
LC call number
BQ4262
LC item number
.A43 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Self
  • Anātman
  • Nirvana
  • Buddhism
Label
Analytical Buddhism : the two-tiered illusion of self, Miri Albahari
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 220-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the two-tiered illusion of self -- Some central distinctions and the Four Noble Truths -- Nibbāna -- The definition and status of self in Buddhism -- The reflexively assumed self -- How do we construe 'the self lacks reality'? -- Linking problems of consciousness with awareness -- The unconstructed reality of awareness -- How the self could be a construct -- The two-tiered illusion of self -- Glimpses beyond
Control code
69680188
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 235 pages
Isbn
9780230007123
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2006047483
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)69680188
Label
Analytical Buddhism : the two-tiered illusion of self, Miri Albahari
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 220-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the two-tiered illusion of self -- Some central distinctions and the Four Noble Truths -- Nibbāna -- The definition and status of self in Buddhism -- The reflexively assumed self -- How do we construe 'the self lacks reality'? -- Linking problems of consciousness with awareness -- The unconstructed reality of awareness -- How the self could be a construct -- The two-tiered illusion of self -- Glimpses beyond
Control code
69680188
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 235 pages
Isbn
9780230007123
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2006047483
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)69680188

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