Self or No-Self?

The Debate About Selflessness and the Sense of Self

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Ingolf U. Dalferth, Trevor W. Kimball
Religion in Philosophy and Theology
  • Tübingen, Germany: 
    Mohr Siebeck GmbH & Company
    , January
     350 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by David Belcheff forthcoming.


Religious, philosophical, and theological views on the self vary widely. For some the self is seen as the center of human personhood, the ultimate bearer of personal identity and the core mystery of human existence. For others the self is a grammatical error and the sense of self an existential and epistemic delusion. This volume documents a debate between Eastern and Western critics and defenders of the self or of the no-self that explores the intercultural dimensions of this important topic.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Ingolf U. Dalferth is Professor of Philosophy of Religion at Claremont Graduate University.

Trevor W. Kimball is a doctoral student in Philosophy of Religion and Theology at Claremont Graduate University.

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