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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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The Imperfect Reality of Persons

The Imperfect Reality of Persons

(p.157) 6 The Imperfect Reality of Persons
The Concealed Art of the Soul

Jonardon Ganeri (Contributor Webpage)

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This chapter examines the claim of early Buddhists, especially Vasubandhu and Abhidharma, to espouse reductionism as a theory of personal identity. A comparison of the Buddhist no-self theory with Hume and Parfit is explored. Various criticisms of reductionism from within the Indian tradition are mentioned.

Keywords:   Vasubandhu, reductionism, no-self, Hume, Parfit

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