Jonardon Ganeri presents an account of mind in which attention, not self, explains the experiential and normative situatedness of human beings in the world. I am Jonardon Ganeri, Professor of Philosophy, Arts and Humanities at NYU Abu Dhabi. I studied Mathematics at Cambridge, including an. Professor Jonardon Ganeri, Professorial Research Associate, Study of Religions, SOAS, University of London.

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The aim of this conference is to tackle the issue of the relationship between consciousness and the self, as well as of their existence, from a variety of philosophical and cultural intellectual traditions.

Q1 What ontological premise of the Naiyayikas forces them to have to uphold this seemingly radical thesis? Skip to main content. This ambitious book admirably overcomes that agneri and locates in the tradition of Indian philosophy a basis for the idea that our identities are not given to us, but are rationally chosen. In jonarddon I’m wondering whether you might have any suggestions for how Western analytic philosophers like myself might teach a topics-based intro to philosophy which incorporates Eastern readings.

Jonardon Ganeri

I would point you in the direction of this wonderful book to start off with. Jonzrdon You Seek the Answer to this Question? I look to ancient India, where Buddhists and Hindus alike Working Memory and Attention Vibrations in the air, or ink marks on paper, manage somehow to act as substitutes for people and places, planets and atoms, thoughts and feelings.

Since an indexical is not an ambiguous jonzrdon, there must be a component in its meaning which remains constant across contexts.

I’m thinking of doing jonardoj bit of work on how one would account for it empirically. The Proper Work of Reason more. Yes, I have and I’m a huge fan. My book about this, The Lost Age of Reasonas been well-received and generated a new appreciation of the philosophical richness of this nonardon, when a Sanskit cosmopolis and a Persian ojnardon encountered each other for ganefi first time.


Jun Ganefi Name: LogicHistory of Logicand Indian Logic. Indian PhilosophyPostcolonial Studiesand Orientalism. Journal of Indian Philosophy.

It begins with two ideas about the nature of rational scientific inquiry: Professor, I’ve got a question regarding your switch in fields which you’ve studied. Philosophy Of Language and Buddhist Philosophy. Attention, Not Self is a contribution to a growing body of work that studies the nature of mind from a place at the crossroads of three disciplines: Buddhism and Buddhist Studies.

In the breadth as well as the depth of its philosophical investigation, in the sheer bulk of surviving texts and in the diffusion of its ideas, the philosophical heritage of India easily stands comparison with that of China, Greece, the Latin west, or the Islamic world. I think Matthew would be delighted to know that his thesis is being read so carefully. Attention performs two roles in experience, a selective role of placing and a focal role of access. West that have plagued attempts to understand culturally embedded views of the self, and instead provide a nuanced picture of how different traditions can provide a more fruitful dialogue concerning the relationship between self and consciousness, as well as the concrete implications of either their existence and nonexistence.

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The Immersive Cosmopolitanism of Krishnachandra Bhattacharya more. Become a Friend of Aeon to save articles and enjoy other exclusive benefits. This account of the nature of scientific practice provides us with a new perspective from which to understand key elements in the philosophical project of Jaina logicians in the jjonardon, eighth, and ninth centuries C.


Ganeri, My collection of books includes many works of yours and other scholars including Kisor Kumar Chakraborti and Chakravarti Ram Prasad. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. The time has come to go beyond the sweeping generalizations e. Remember me on this computer.

I reject the Kantian view that a universal and impartial reason is called for. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. I think that this sounds like a very good working definition of the difference between the humanities and the sciences.

I’m wondering how you, as a philosopher who works across multiple traditions, teaches an introduction to philosophy course. In short, he invented a whole logic of absence. Click here to sign up. Jaina Logic and the Philosophical Basis of Pluralism more. Self-Intimation, Memory, and Personal Identity more.

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The self-critical meeting of cultures will be the driving force behind new forms of philosophical creativity, the newness of thought that arises out of the movement between different ways of attending to the world. A word has the power to stand in for jnoardon take the place of a thing. Sorry if it’s a stupid questionz. Buddhist StudiesAttentionEmpathyand Agency.

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What are your thoughts on the teachings of George Gurdjieff? Oxford University Press ganer a department of the University of Oxford. In fact I think topics-based intros lend themselves particularly well to a cross-cultural treatment. Reasoning Through Cases more. Paperback edition, revised with new conclusion.

Q2 Even if the self is ubiquitous, is it considered stationary?