Buddhist reductionism, fictionalism about the self, and Buddhist fictionalism
Philosophy East and West
University of Hawai'i Press
This article discusses an interpretation, recently proposed by Mark Siderits, of the claim that within the Buddhist tradition the self is a convenient fiction. It subsequently proposes a novel approach to fictionalism in contemporary metaphysics, outlines an application of such an approach to the case of the self, and then specifies one version of fictionalism combined with some basic tenets of Buddhism.
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Sauchelli, A. (2016). Buddhist reductionism, fictionalism about the self, and Buddhist factionalism. Philosophy East and West, 66(4), 1273-1291. doi: 10.1353/pew.2016.0091