“The Dividing Self” (A Brief Presentation of the Self Phenomenon and Its Understanding and Interpretation in the Eastern and Western Thought) Cover Image
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„Делящият АЗ“ (Кратко представяне на Азовия феномен и неговото разбиране и интерпретация в Източната и Западната мисъл)
“The Dividing Self” (A Brief Presentation of the Self Phenomenon and Its Understanding and Interpretation in the Eastern and Western Thought)

Author(s): Natalia Tsekova
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Институтът по философия и социология при БАН

Summary/Abstract: The article presents a comparative study of the phenomenon of the Ego and the notions of it in Eastern and Western thought. It looks closely at the Ego’s function of discrimination (world-costructing by sectioning the world in separate locuses) in both cultural trends. The interpretation of the phenomenon leads to a crucial point in its comparative analysis: the Eastern and Westerns notions of the Ego do not differ up to the conception of the Ego as a divisive entity, but after it; that is, the difference in these notons is subsequent to the conception of the Ego as a divisive entity. The Ego has the same status in both the Eastern and Western traditions of thought but is conditioned by different attitudes towards it. It is only after it that the two diametrically positioned world theses, the two types of world-depiction and world-perception – “Eastern World” and “Western World” – are formulated.

  • Issue Year: XIII/2004
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 75-87
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Bulgarian