| Published: February 15, 2019
‘Self’ in Indian Philosophy and Its parallel in Western Philosophy
India has a rich and diverse history of philosophy. The integral understanding of ‘Self’ is often neglected, which is given by Indian philosophy and the western view is more popular. This essay starts with the introduction of main orthodox and heterodox schools of Indian philosophy. Then discussion on six major epistemologies followed by these schools, which follow these epistemologies in-parts or as whole is presented. Further the article looks into an analytical discussion on the concept of ‘self’ as given by these classical Indian schools, especially Nyāya-Vaiśeṣikas, Vedanta and Buddhism in detail. In the conclusion, the answer to the question -What is the comparison and contrast of their views with popular western philosophers such as Locke, Sartre, Hume, Descartes and Kant?, is given.
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© 2019 Richa Kathuria
Received: January 10, 2019; Revision Received: February 10, 2019; Accepted: February 15, 2019
Published in Volume 07, Issue 1, January-March, 2019