Buddhist reductionism, fictionalism about the self, and Buddhist fictionalism

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1273-1291
Number of pages19
JournalPhilosophy East and West
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2016


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