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p. 106Concluding remarkslocked

p. 106Concluding remarkslocked

  • Jan Westerhoff


We cannot claim that the reality or unreality of things has been established conclusively. One of the issues raised here, that of the unreality of the self, has been debated in the Indian philosophical tradition for 2,500 years and has generated much attention in the West as well. ‘Concluding remarks’ introduces philosophical maps to make it easier to see how the various views mentioned in this book can be put together to make a coherent whole. Something exists, which contradicts the initial assumption that nothing does. However, irrealism does not face this problem.

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