A Buddhist explanation of episodic memory: from self to mind

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Abstract

In this paper, I argue that some of the work to be done by the concept of self is done by the concept of mind in Buddhist philosophy. For the purposes of this paper, I shall focus on an account of memory and its ownership. The task of this paper is to analyse Vasubandhus heroic effort to defend the no-self doctrine against the Nyaya-Vaiseikas in order to bring to the fore the Buddhist model of mind. For this, I will discuss Vasubandhus theory of mind in the early Abhidharma as well as post-Abhidharma period to show the continuity in his work.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-27
Number of pages14
JournalAsian Philosophy
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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