Buddhist Reductionism, Fictionalism about the Self, and Buddhist Fictionalism

Philosophy East and West 66 (4):1273-1291 (2016)
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Abstract

I discuss an interpretation, recently proposed by Mark Siderits, of the claim that within the Buddhist tradition the self is a convenient fiction. I subsequently propose a novel approach to fictionalism in contemporary metaphysics, outline an application of such an approach to the case of the self and then specify one version of fictionalism combined with some basic tenets of Buddhism.

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Andrea Sauchelli
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