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The prima facie difference between the first-persons perspective and the third-persons perspective is the nature of the claims made The first-persons perspective makes introspective claims about human freedom It asks the question am I free The third-person perspective makes claims from the outside looking in It asks the question is she free At the same time they are both analysing the same thing human freedom They argue from premises about personal identity to conclusions about freedom Their knowledge is drawn from the content of human experience and their reasoning is based on logic Indeed the first-person metaphysical model of the Hindus resembles the third-person model of Kant Similarly Humes model and his argument closely resembles Buddhism This dichotomy is interesting as Buddhas model was a response to Hinduism and conversely Kant was responding to Hume This essay is an examination of the similarities and differences between Hinduism and Kant and Buddhism and Hume The purpose of this examination is to see whether the difference in perspective leads to other differences in the analysis of the similar model Hindu Analysis of Freedom The Hindu account of personal identity revolves around an eternal subject or self The Upanisads use the metaphor of a passenger in a chariot to describe the self The intellect is the chariot driver the mind is the reins the body is the chariot the horses are the senses and the objects of sense are the lands they travel over Essentially this eternal self or is the passive subject of perception It is the thing that sees when I see the thing that feels when I feel and the thing that thinks when I think cannot be sensed or sought by outward knowledge It can never be one of the objects that it perceives as it is the very thing that is perceiving He who is awake in those that sleep The Person who fashions desire after desire- That indeed is
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