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The Concealed Art of the SoulTheories of Self and Practices of Truth in Indian Ethics and Epistemology$
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Jonardon Ganeri

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199202416

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202416.001.0001

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Self as Performance

Self as Performance

(p.185) 7 Self as Performance
The Concealed Art of the Soul

Jonardon Ganeri (Contributor Webpage)

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This chapter discusses the theory of selfhood developed by the Mādhyamika philosophers, especially Nāgārjuna and Candrakīrti, according to which becoming a self is an activity or performance. Various readings of the no-self thesis are distinguished. The problem of the individuation of minds is discussed.

Keywords:   no-self, Mādhyamika, Candrakīrti, Nāgārjuna, self as activity, mind

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