Self and Identity in Modern Psychology and Indian Thought

  • Anand C. Paranjpe

Part of the Path in Psychology book series (PATH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Pages 187-239
  3. Pages 241-298
  4. Pages 299-351
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 373-416

About this book


East meets West in this fascinating exploration of conceptions of personal identity in Indian philosophy and modern Euro-American psychology. Author Anand Paranjpe considers these two distinct traditions with regard to historical, disciplinary, and cultural `gaps' in the study of the self, and in the context of such theoretical perspectives as univocalism, relativism, and pluralism. The text includes a comparison of ideas on self as represented by two eminent thinkers-Erik H. Erikson for the Western view, and Advaita Vedanta for the Indian.


Erik H. Erikson cognition identity philosophy psychology

Authors and affiliations

  • Anand C. Paranjpe
    • 1
  1. 1.Simon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-45844-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47151-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1574-048X
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