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Western and Eastern Philosophies on the Self and God

The question of whether a self exists, and what that means for human rights, is very much on the mind of philosophers, natural scientists, and even Christian theologians. In this address to the students and faculty of Calvin College given in 2009, visiting chair of the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Hong Kong Baptist University, Kwan Kai Man, provides a technical review of the arguments for and against belief in a self, and then argues that the pro-self perspective is more consistent with our subjective, moral, impersonal and spiritual experiences and practices, and that the Christian perspective best protects the dignity of persons. This thoroughly academic presentation is a fruitful exploration for seminary students and clergy. Read the full text or listen to the audio archive, including a downloadable mp3 version, on the Calvin website.




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