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About the Book

The Self is an inquiry into the concepts of self, soul, person, ego, consciousness, psyche and mind – ranging over phenomenology, logic, epistemology, ontology, psychology, spirituality, meditation, ethics and metaphysics. This book is a thematic compilation drawn from past works by the author over a period of eighteen years.

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The Self is an inquiry into the concepts of self, soul, person, ego, consciousness, psyche and mind – ranging over phenomenology, logic, epistemology, ontology, psychology, spirituality, meditation, ethics and metaphysics.

This book is a thematic compilation drawn from past works by the author over a period of eighteen years.
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The Self

Published 2008 by Author through Lulu.com in Geneva, Switzerland .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

1. Chapter One 7
1. Consciousness is a Relation 7
2. Kinds of Consciousness 10
3. The Mind 17
4. Popular Psychology 22
2. Chapter Two 25
1. Self or Soul. 25
2. Self-Knowledge. 36
3. Chapter Three 45
1. To Be Or Not To Be 45
2. The Self 48
3. Factors of the “Self” 57
4. Identification-With 64
5. Fallacious Criticisms of Selfhood 69
6. What “Emptiness” Might Be 80
4. Chapter Four 89
1. Cultural Context and Epistem. Considerations 89
2. Theoretical Context 93
3. Stages in the Process of Volition 103
4. The Scope of Freewill 114
5. Chapter Five 119
1. The Ego Abhors a Vacuum 119
2. Ungluing the Mind 126
3. Abstract vs. Concrete Self 129
4. Sundry Reflections on the Soul and God 142
6. Chapter Six 153
1. The Individual Self in Monism 153
2. The Impression of Self 159
7. Chapter Seven 167
1. Not an Essence, but an Entity 167
2. Distinguishing the Ego 175
3. Dismissing the Ego 180
8. Chapter Eight 187
1. The Self or Soul 187
2. Descartes’ Mind-Body Dichotomy 195
3. Buddhist Denial of the Soul 204
9. Chapter Nine 213
1. Self Awareness 213
2. Meditation on the Self 215
3. Behold the Mind 219
4. The Buddhist No-Soul Theory 227
5. Self and Enlightenment 236
References 233
Figures
1. Material, mental and spiritual domains 68
2. Three types of continuity 73
3. Mapping the process of volition 104
4. How momentary subjects and objects give rise to abstractions 130

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
242
Dimensions
8.3 x 5.8 x inches

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24376558M

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