Self and Identity in Modern Psychology and Indian Thought
ISBN/ASIN: 9780306458446,9780306471513,0306471515,0306458446 | 2002 | English | pdf | 416/427 pages | 1.96 Mb
Publisher: Springer US | Author: Anand C. Paranjpe (auth.) | Edition: 1
East meets West in this fascinating exploration of conceptions of personal identity in Indian philosophy and modern Euro-American psychology. Author Anand Paranjpe considers these two distinct traditions with regard to historical, disciplinary, and cultural `gaps' in the study of the self, and in the context of such theoretical perspectives as univocalism, relativism, and pluralism. The text includes a comparison of ideas on self as represented by two eminent thinkers-Erik H. Erikson for the Western view, and Advaita Vedanta for the Indian.