Self or No-Self?: The Debate about Selflessness and the Sense of Self. Claremont Studies in the Philosophy of Religion, Conference 2015

Cover -- Preface -- Contents -- Ingolf U. Dalferth: Introduction: The Debate about Self and Selflessness -- I. The Making of the Self through Language -- Ingolf U. Dalferth: Situated Selves in “Webs of Interlocution”: What Can We Learn from Grammar? -- 1. The ‘self ’ as an operator -- 2. The...

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Main Author: Dalferth, Ingolf U.
Contributors: Kimball, Trevor W. (Other)
Format: Electronic Book
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Published: Tübingen Mohr Siebeck 2018
In:Year: 2018
Edition:1st ed
Series/Journal:Religion in Philosophy and Theology v.94
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Self / Religion / Theology / Religious philosophy
Further subjects:B Selflessness (Psychology)
B Electronic books
B Conference program 2015 (Claremont, Calif)
B Selflessness (Psychology)-Congresses
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Print version: Dalferth, Ingolf U: Self or No-Self? : The Debate about Selflessness and the Sense of Self. Claremont Studies in the Philosophy of Religion, Conference 2015. - Tübingen : Mohr Siebeck,c2018. - 9783161553547
Summary:Cover -- Preface -- Contents -- Ingolf U. Dalferth: Introduction: The Debate about Self and Selflessness -- I. The Making of the Self through Language -- Ingolf U. Dalferth: Situated Selves in “Webs of Interlocution”: What Can We Learn from Grammar? -- 1. The ‘self ’ as an operator -- 2. The ‘self ’as a noun -- 3. The ‘self ’ as a verb and an adverb -- 3.1 The self as Dasein, Sosein and Wahrsein -- 3.2 The self as the relating of a relation -- 3.3 Relations, distinctions and the actual infinite -- 3.4 The self as activity and mode of relating -- 3.5 Two basic questions -- 4. Self-interpreting animals -- 4.1 Understanding and interpretation -- 4.2 Changing the world by interpreting it -- 4.3 Interpretation and self-interpretation -- 5. Selves and situations -- 5.1 The relativity and selectivity of situations -- 5.2 Shared situations -- 5.3 Re-presenting interpretations -- 6. Self-interpretations -- 7. A sense of self -- 8. A perennial problem -- 9. The ‘self ’ as an orienting device -- Marlene Block: God, Grammar and the Truing of the Self: A Response to Ingolf Dalferth -- 1. The Utility (or not) of the View from Language -- 2. Reading Ingolf Dalferth Backwards -- 3. Beginning in the Midst of Grammar as Partes Orationis -- 4. Rethinking Language and the Self ‘from the (Indexical) Ground Up’ -- 5. Final Thoughts: Theology, Grammar, and the Truing of the Self -- II. The European Legacy -- Joseph S. O’Leary: The Self and the One in Plotinus -- The Autonomy of Soul -- Elusive Selfhood -- Does Plotinus Need a Firmer Conception of Self? -- Overcoming Plotinus’s Metaphysics -- Conclusion -- Marcelo Souza: A Question of Continuity: A Response to Joseph S. O’Leary -- W. Ezekiel Goggin: Selfhood and Sacrifice in Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit -- 1. An Instructive Disjunction: Self, Not-Self, and the Limits of Reflection
2. Desire and the Sacrificial Structure of Recognition -- 3. Unanticipated Tasks? Some Final Remarks -- Iben Damgaard: Kierkegaard on Self and Selflessness in Critical Dialogue with MacIntyre’s, Taylor’s and Ricoeur’s Narrative Approach to the Self -- Introduction -- 1. The Narrative Dimension of Contemporary Hermeneutic Approaches to Selfhood -- 2. Kierkegaard’s Either-Or: To Become Oneself by Choosing Oneself -- 3. Kierkegaard’s Works of Love: To Become Oneself in Selfless Love -- Closing Words -- Raymond Perrier: The Grammar of ‘Self ’: Immediacy and Mediation in Either / Or: A Response to Iben Damgaard -- 1. Being a Self -- 2. Being Oneself -- 3. Dénouement -- III. The Self in Modernity -- Kate Kirkpatrick: ‘A Perpetually Deceptive Mirage’: Jean-Paul Sartre and Blaise Pascal on the Sinful (No‑)Self -- Introduction -- 1. Sartre’s lacking-self -- 2. Pascal on the self -- 3. Self or No-Self? -- Eleonora Mingarelli: "It is no longer I who lives..." William James and the Process of De-selving -- I. Breaking Through Continuity -- 1. The Teleological Mind -- 2. The Religious Self: Interest In Varieties -- 3. The Informative Self and The Process of De-Selving -- Stephanie Gehring: After the Will: Attention and Selfhood in Simone Weil -- Introduction -- 1. On Saying “I” -- 1.1 On Humanness: Weil and Bergson -- 1.2 Attention -- 2. Decreation -- 2.1 Decreation’s Dangers -- 3. Love in Weil’s “Prologue” -- Conclusion -- Joseph Prabhu: The Self in Modernity – a Diachronic and Cross-Cultural Critique -- I. Adventures of Subjectivity from Kant to Nietzsche -- II. A Tentative Genealogy -- III. A Non-Dualist Alternative -- A Concluding Postscript -- Friederike Rass: The Divine in Modernity: A Theological Tweak on Joseph Prabhu’s Critique of the Modern Self -- IV. Self and No-Self in Asian Traditions
Alexander McKinley: No Self or Ourselves? Wittgenstein and Language Games of Selfhood in a Sinhala Buddhist Form of Life -- Life Training and Religious Language -- Anaphors and Selfhood in a Sinhala Buddhist Form of Life -- Conclusion – We are Buddhists! -- Jonardon Ganeri: Core Selves and Dynamic Attentional Centering: Between Buddhaghosa and Brian O’Shaughnessy -- Leah Kalmanson: Like You Mean It: Buddhist Teachings on Selflessness, Sincerity, and the Performative Practice of Liberation -- Two Examples of the Efficacy of Proper Form -- Buddhist and Ruist Disagreements over Proper Form -- Philosophical Context -- Objections to the Efficacy of Form -- Further Speculation -- Fidel Arnecillo Jr.: Worrisome: Implications of a Buddhist View of Selflessness and Moral Action: A Response to Leah Kalmanson -- Gereon Kopf: Self, Selflessness, and the Endless Search for Identity: A Meta-psychology of Human Folly -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The Key to Identity Politics -- 3. Essentialism: The Metaphysics Underling Identity Politics -- 4. A Blueprint of Non-Essentialism -- 5. A Non-Essentialist Vision of Identity Formation -- Deena Lin: Probing Identity: Challenging Essentializations of the Self in Ontology. A Response to Gereon Kopf -- I. Relevance of Drawing from the Concrete -- II. The “Third” -- III. A Buddhist Call to Compassion -- Sinkwan Cheng: Confucius, Aristotle, and a New “Right” to Connect China to Europe – What Concepts of “Self ” and “Right” We Might Have without the Christian Notion of Original Sin -- Prologue -- Preliminary Clarifications -- Main Text -- 1. From Objective Right to Subjective Right: A Brief Semantic History -- 2. Subjective Right and the Christian Doctrines of Original Sin and the Fall -- 3. Right for Aristotle and Confucius, in contrast to Individual-Based Contractual Theory of Justice -- 3.1 Relational Selves
3.2 “Right” based on the Notion of Inter-Related Selves -- 3.2.1 Non-Subjective Right – Right being Ad Alterum, or Right as Duty -- Aristotle’s “Right” and the Polis -- General Justice -- Particular Justice -- Confucius’s “Right” and “Humanity in Grand Togetherness” (å¤åŒ) -- Confucius’s Inter-Related Selves -- Ren and Inter-Related Selves -- Conclusion -- Robert Overy-Brown: Right Translation and Making Right: A Response to Sinkwan Cheng -- On Modern Liberalism -- Questioning Original Sin -- Universally Seeking the Good -- Constructing Good Ethics -- Conclusion -- V. The End of the Self -- Dietrich Korsch: The “Fragility of the Self ” and the Immortality of the Soul -- Introduction -- I. The fragility of the self -- II. The Immortality of the Soul -- III. Immortality and Fragility -- Trevor Kimball: Fragile Immortality: A Response to Dietrich Korsch -- Yuval Avnur: On Losing Your Self in Your Afterlife -- 1. What matters? -- 2. Our concepts don’t determine what could happen after death (they only determine what we’d call it) -- 3. On the coherence of a selfless afterlife that matters (to me) and defective concepts -- 4. Why are we talking about concepts instead of selves? -- Duncan Gale: Self-Awareness in the Afterlife: A Response to Yuval Avnur -- Information about Authors -- Index of Names -- Index of Subjects