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Self as Image in Asian Theory and Practice
Self as Image in Asian Theory and Practice (May 1998)
Roger T. Ames - Editor
Thomas P. Kasulis - With
Wimal Dissanayake - With

Explores, from a cross-cultural viewpoint and in terms of symbolic expression, the self's problematic relationship to language and art and to the culture embedding the language and art.

"The topic is significant and the essays provide even greater insights when combined with their first two volumes. In particular, the work is so clear that I would have no hesitation using this book as an undergraduate text in a variety o...(Read More)
 
 
Self and Deception
Self and Deception (July 1996)
A Cross-Cultural Philosophical Enquiry
Roger T. Ames - Editor
Wimal Dissanayake - Editor

Distinguished scholars discuss the problem of self-deception, or rather, self and deception.

"The book is a provocative trailblazer in that it explores the problematic issues of 'self' and 'deception,' and particularly, 'self-deception,' not only from an epistemological perspective but also from cross-cultural dimensions. While the approach is primarily philosophic, the work is pregnant with implications for cognitive sc...(Read More)
 
 
Self as Person in Asian Theory and Practice
Self as Person in Asian Theory and Practice (February 1994)
Roger T. Ames - Editor
Wimal Dissanayake - Editor
Thomas P. Kasulis - Editor

This book is a sequel to Self as Body in Asian Theory and Practice (SUNY, 1992) and anticipates a third book, Self as Image in Asian Theory and Practice. In order to address issues as diverse as the promotion of human rights or the resolution of sexism in ways that avoid inadvertent lapses into cultural chauvinism, alternative cultural perspectives that begin from differing conceptions of self and self-realization must be articulated a...(Read More)
 
 
Self as Body in Asian Theory and Practice
Self as Body in Asian Theory and Practice (January 1993)
Thomas P. Kasulis - Editor
Roger T. Ames - Editor
Wimal Dissanayake - Editor

This book is an investigation of the relationship between self and body in the Indian, Japanese, and Chinese philosophical traditions. The interplay between self and body is complex and manifold, touching on issues of epistemology, ontology, social philosophy, and axiology. The authors examine these issues and make relevant connections to the Western tradition. The authors' allow the Asian traditions to shed new light on some of the traditional m...(Read More)
 
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