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Transcendental Perspectivism: Anonymous Viewpoints from Inner Asia

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After Spinoza, and apropos Buddhist cosmology in Tibet, Da Col asks:What can a body do? In perspectivism this is always the question. Viveiros de Castro proposes it by analogy to themore familiar concern, intuitive to usWestern intellectuals: ‘What can a mind do?’We are accustomed to worrying about our minds because we assume that even if our mental powers are ultimately generated by our brains (bodily parts we have in common with others), it is what we can do with our minds – the ideas we come up with, our way of thinking about things – that makes us different from others (other people, other cultures, or even other species or spirits).


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