Title

Buddhist reductionism, fictionalism about the self, and Buddhist fictionalism

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Philosophy East and West

Publication Date

10-2016

Volume

66

Issue

4

First Page

1273

Last Page

1291

Publisher

University of Hawai'i Press

Abstract

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.

DOI

10.1353/pew.2016.0091

Language

English

Print ISSN

00318221

E-ISSN

15291898

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2016 University of Hawai‘i Press. Access to external full text or publisher's version may require subscription.

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Recommended Citation

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

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