Free will, agency, and selfhood in Indian philosophy

edited by Matthew R. Dasti and Edwin F. Bryant

Indian thought is well known for diverse philosophical and contemplative excursions into the nature of selfhood. Led by Buddhists and the yoga traditions of Hinduism and Jainism, Indian thinkers have engaged in a rigorous analysis and reconceptualization of our common notion of self. Less understood is the way in which such theories of self intersect with issues involving agency and free will; yet such intersections are profoundly important, as all major schools of Indian thought recognize that moral goodness and religious fulfillment depend on the proper understanding of personal agency. Moreover, their individual conceptions of agency and freedom are typically nodes by which an entire school's epistemological, ethical, and metaphysical perspectives come together as a systematic whole. Free Will, Agency, and Selfhood in Indian Philosophy explores the contours of this issue, from the perspectives of the major schools of Indian thought. With new essays by leading specialists in each field, this volume provides rigorous analysis of the network of issues surrounding agency and freedom as developed within Indian thought.

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Indian thought is well known for diverse philosophical and contemplative excursions into the nature of selfhood. Led by Buddhists and the yoga traditions of Hinduism and Jainism, Indian thinkers have engaged in a rigorous analysis and reconceptualization of our common notion of self. Less understood is the way in which such theories of self intersect with issues involving agency and free will; yet such intersections are profoundly important, as all major schools of Indian thought recognize that moral goodness and religious fulfillment depend on the proper understanding of personal agency. Moreover, their individual conceptions of agency and freedom are typically nodes by which an entire school's epistemological, ethical, and metaphysical perspectives come together as a systematic whole. Free Will, Agency, and Selfhood in Indian Philosophy explores the contours of this issue, from the perspectives of the major schools of Indian thought. With new essays by leading specialists in each field, this volume provides rigorous analysis of the network of issues surrounding agency and freedom as developed within Indian thought.

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[目次]

  • Acknowledgments
  • Contributors
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 Agency in Samkhya and Yoga - Edwin F. Bryant
  • Chapter 2 Free Persons, Empty Selves - Karin Meyers
  • Chapter 3 Free Will and Volunteerism in Jainism - Christopher Key Chapple
  • Chapter 4 Paninian Grammarians on Agency and Independence - George Cardona
  • Chapter 5 Nyaya's Self as Agent and Knower - Matthew R. Dasti
  • Chapter 6 Freedom Because of Duty - Elisa Freschi
  • Chapter 7 Just Another Word for Nothing Left to Lose - Jay L. Garfield
  • Chapter 8 Self, Causation, and Agency in the Advaita of Sankara Sthaneshwar Timalsina
  • Chapter 9 The Linguistics and Cosmology of Agency in Nondual Kashmiri Saiva Thought
  • Chapter 10 Free Will, Agency, and Selfhood in Ramanuja - Martin Ganeri
  • Chapter 11 Dependent Agency and Hierarchical Determinism in the Theology of Madhva - David Buchta
  • Chapter 12 Agency in the Gaudiya Vaisnava Tradition - Satyanarayana Dasa and Jonathan B. Edelmann
  • Index

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[目次]

  • Acknowledgments
  • Contributors
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 Agency in Samkhya and Yoga - Edwin F. Bryant
  • Chapter 2 Free Persons, Empty Selves - Karin Meyers
  • Chapter 3 Free Will and Volunteerism in Jainism - Christopher Key Chapple
  • Chapter 4 Paninian Grammarians on Agency and Independence - George Cardona
  • Chapter 5 Nyaya's Self as Agent and Knower - Matthew R. Dasti
  • Chapter 6 Freedom Because of Duty - Elisa Freschi
  • Chapter 7 Just Another Word for Nothing Left to Lose - Jay L. Garfield
  • Chapter 8 Self, Causation, and Agency in the Advaita of Sankara Sthaneshwar Timalsina
  • Chapter 9 The Linguistics and Cosmology of Agency in Nondual Kashmiri Saiva Thought
  • Chapter 10 Free Will, Agency, and Selfhood in Ramanuja - Martin Ganeri
  • Chapter 11 Dependent Agency and Hierarchical Determinism in the Theology of Madhva - David Buchta
  • Chapter 12 Agency in the Gaudiya Vaisnava Tradition - Satyanarayana Dasa and Jonathan B. Edelmann
  • Index

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書名 Free will, agency, and selfhood in Indian philosophy
著作者等 Bryant, Edwin
Dasti, Matthew R.
Bryant Edwin F.
出版元 Oxford University Press
刊行年月 c2014
ページ数 xvi, 312 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 9780199922758
9780199922734
NCID BB15267468
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国
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