Ancient and Modern Insights About Individuality, Life, and Death
By (author) Richard Sorabji
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Self by Richard Sorabji
Book DescriptionRichard Sorabji presents a brilliant exploration of the history of our understanding of the self, which has remained elusive and mysterious throughout the spectacular development of human knowledge of the outside world. He ranges from ancient to contemporary thought, Western and Eastern, to reveal and assess the insights of a remarkable variety of thinkers. He discusses a set of topics which are at the heart of our understanding of ourselves: personal identity; memory; the importance of seeing one's life as a whole; the relation between self, intellect, will, and agency; self-awareness; the stream of consciousness; embodiment; death and survival. He rejects the view, found in various philosophical and religious writings, that the self is an illusion, and develops his own original conception of the self as essential to our ownership of our experience and our apprehension of the world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199266395
(237mm x 159mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 14-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Richard Sorabji
Talking Philosophy, Hardback (November 2015)
Talking Philosophy is as much a recollection of Sorabjis childhood and his scholarly life at Oxford as it is a philosophical reflection on issues as varied and complex as whether animals have reason or whether Gandhi could be considered an ethical role model.
Moral Conscience through the Ages, Hardback (November 2014)» View all books by Richard Sorabji
Richard Sorabji presents a unique exploration of the development of moral conscience over 2500 years, from the playwrights of classical Greece to the present. His virtuoso study of the development of pagan, Christian, and secular conceptions of conscience culminates in a consideration of the nature, value, and role of conscience today.
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