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Perceiving Reality: Consciousness, Intentionality, and Cognition in Buddhist Philosophy
What turns the continuous flow of experience into perceptually distinct objects? Can our verbal descriptions unambiguously capture what it is like to see, hear, or feel? How might we reason about the testimony that perception alone discloses? Christian Coseru proposes a rigorous and highly original way to answer these questions by developing a framework for understanding ...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published October 9th 2012 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published January 1st 2012)
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While Coseru's view of phenomenological naturalism pushes the likes of Dignāga and Dharmakīrti a little closer to the likes of Husserl and Merleau-Ponty than many people (including myself) would feel comfortable doing, I appreciate the connections Coseru forms between classical Indian Buddhist philosophy, contemporary analytic philosophy of mind, and contemporary phenomenology. Also, the scholarship, especially on the Buddhist material, is exceptionally thorough. Even if the overall structure of ...more