OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Human Being, Bodily Being: Phenomenology from Classical India

ISBN : 9780198823629

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¥8,217
著者: 
Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad
ページ
240 ページ
フォーマット
Hardcover
サイズ
156 x 234 mm
刊行日
2018年08月
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Experience doesn't just happen in our mind. And 'the mind' is an aspect of our whole being, not an immaterial capacity. We may think of our whole being as the body. But the idea of 'body' is subject to changing intuitions about ourselves - not everything of what we are is limited by our skin. Our awareness of experience, our phenomenology, ranges across our natural and social environment: our sense of ourselves is 'ecological', its boundaries shifting from context to context. We feel ourselves to be lost, or discover that our sense of self is an illusion; we may be angrily aware that others determine our identity on the basis of gender or appearance, or we may be integrated blissfully into the intimate presence of someone else. This book uses classical Indian texts to bring out multiple analyses of phenomenology, addressing, challenging, and re-configuring the way modern Western philosophy has tended to explore the bodily nature of human beings. A rich, inter-cultural conversation resu

目次: 

Introduction: Situating Ecological Phenomenology
1 The Body in Illness and Health
2 The Gendered Body
3 The Body in Contemplation
4 The Body in Love

著者について: 

Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad is Distinguished Professor of Comparative Religion and Philosophy at Lancaster University, and a Fellow of the British Academy. He is the author of six books and some fifty papers. Divine Self, Human Self (Bloomsbury) won the Society for Hindu-Christian Studies Best Book Award 2011-15.

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