The Dialogical Self in Hinduism and Buddhism: Who am I? Some answers from classical Hindu thought by Dr Brian Black| 55mins
Director: Gresham College | Producer: Gresham College
Focus Years: 2010 | Country: United Kingdom
Based on texts of the Indian tradition, we will discuss questions regarding self, and seek to relate some of the philosophical ideas to contemporary debates. Can the self be defended against Buddhist claims that there is no such thing? Some of the ideas drawn from the Indian traditions could provide illuminating alternatives and comparisons. Philosophy and Dialogue in the Upanishads: Different types of dialogue, Different uses of the dialogue form, Relation between dialogue and philosophy. Philosophy and Dialogue in the Buddhist Nikayas: Different types of dialogue, Different uses of the dialogue form, Relation between dialogue and philosophy. Senses of self and not-self in the Upanishads and Nikayas: Self in the Upanishads, Not-self in the Nikayas, Standard interpretations of the self/not-self debate. A new interpretation of the self/not-self debate.