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SELFLESS PERSONS: IMAGERY AND THOUGHT IN THERAVADA BUDDHISM / EDITION 1

By: Collins, Steven

Price: ¥1,500.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1992

Seller ID: RWARE0000046198

ISBN: 052139726X

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. This book explains the Buddhist doctrine of annattá ("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 Brahman background. He shows how the Theravada Buddhist tradition has constructed a philosophical and psychological account of personal identity on the apparently impossible basis of the denial of self. Although t... View more info