Selfless Persons

Selfless Persons Imagery and Thought in Theravada Buddhism

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This book seeks to explain carefully and sympathetically the Buddhist doctrine of anatta ('not-self'), which denies the existence of any self, soul or enduring essence in man. The author relates this doctrine to its cultural and historical context, particularly to its Brahmanical background, and shows how the Theravada Buddhist tradition has constructed a philosophical and psychological account of personal identity and continuity on the apparently impossible basis of the denial of self.

Book information

ISBN: 9780521397261
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 294.3422
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 323
Weight: 520g
Height: 231mm
Width: 154mm
Spine width: 26mm