Introduction Part I. Naturalism & the Self Historical Prelude: Varieties of Naturalism 1: Conceptions of Self: An Analytical Taxonomy 2: Experiment, Imagination & the Self Part II. Mind & Body 3: Emergence 4: Transformation 5: Persistence 6: The Self as Bodily Part III. Immersion & Subjectivity 7: The Composition of Consciousness 8: Self-consciousness 9: Reflexivism 10: Sentience 11: Other Minds Part IV. Participation & the First-Person Stance 12: The Mind-Body Problem 13: Attention, Monitoring & the Unconscious Mind 14: The Emotions 15: Unity 16: The Distinctness of Selves Conclusion: A Theory of Self Bibliography Index
Jonardon Ganeri's work has focused primarily on a retrieval of the Sanskrit philosophical tradition in relationship to contemporary Anglo-American analytical philosophy, and he has done work in this vein on theories of self, conceptions of rationality, and the philosophy of language. He has also worked extensively on the social and intellectual history of early modern South Asia, on the nature of philosophy as a practice, and on the political idea of identity. He is currently Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sussex and Professor of Philosophy at Monash University.
`Ganeri's book is truly impressive in its scope and sophistication.' Lynne Rudder Baker, University of Massachusetts at Amherst `one of the key aims of the comparative philosophical enterprise is to think about familiar problems in a new light, and this aim is admirably fulfilled by Ganeri's book ... It is no exaggeration to say that this book marks the beginning of a completely new phase in the study of Indian philosophy, one in which a firm grasp of the historical material forms the basis for going beyond pure exegesis, opening up the way for doing philosophy with ancient sources.' Jan Westerhoff, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews