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Attention, Not Self

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2018.11.22 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jonardon Ganeri, Attention, Not Self, Oxford University Press, 2017, 392pp., $40.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780198757405. Reviewed by Sebastian Watzl, University of Oslo Why should we study the philosophical ideas of someone who lived many centuries ago, in a far-away part of the world, and in a highly different cultural context? One reason is to expand one's philosophical horizon: to move beyond the narrow confinements of one's own little neighborhood of the vast philosophical city (Priest 2011), and thus to approach the contemporary philosophical scene with newly gained humility on account of its limitations. One educated in contemporary cognitive science and philosophy may have expected in Jonardon Ganeri's book a confrontation with such a marvelously strange new neighborhood. It is, after all, a book largely on the philosophical ideas of the 6th century Indian philosopher Buddhaghosa, writing in... Read. . .

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