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Analytical Buddhism

The Two-tiered Illusion of Self

Authors: Albahari, M.

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Does the self - a unified, separate, persisting thinker/owner/agent - exist? Drawing on Western philosophy, neurology and Theravadin Buddhism, this book argues that the self is an illusion created by a tier of non-illusory consciousness and a tier of desire-driven thought and emotion, and that separateness underpins the self's illusory status.

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MIRI ALBAHARI is an Associate Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Western Australia.

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'This is an extraordinary book. It pursues Buddhist thought as a live philosophy, not as an already set belief system. By developing insights from the Buddhist tradition with the analytic tools of modern philosophy, Albahari produces an account of self and self-awareness that is at once continuous with mainstream philosophy of mind and refreshingly original. The result is a novel brand of eliminativism about the self, one that is phenomenologically rather than scientifically inspired.' - Uriah Kriegel, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Arizona, US


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Analytical Buddhism
Book Subtitle
The Two-tiered Illusion of Self
Authors
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-80054-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230800540
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-00712-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-28303-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 235
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