Cross-Cultural Conceptions of Self and Persistence

Here is where to find all the outcomes related to a project that aims to investigate conceptualizations of “self” relative to religious traditions in Africa, South and East Asia.* We designed the project as an asynchronous online symposium, whose outcomes are made public on this website. Our practical goal is to show how online platforms can be used to do research on less-commonly-taught perspectives from Africa, South Asia, and East Asia.

Please access our research by clicking on the items in this list:

Keywords – terms proposed for cross-cultural studies in philosophy.

Cross-cultural debate – an example of a global, philosophical conversation.

Research directory – a sample of scholars from around the world.

Keyword Media – each scholar describes one key term for studying self and persistence.

* This project was made possible through the support of a grant from John Templeton Foundation, awarded via the Global Philosophy of Religion Project (GPRP). The opinions expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of John Templeton Foundation or the GPRP”. To view all of the grant outcomes, please visit