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The Contradictions are True—And It's Not Out of This World! A Response to Takashi Yagisawa

From: Philosophy East and West
Volume 63, Number 3, July 2013
pp. 370-372 | 10.1353/pew.2013.0037



Yagisawa argues that though the actual world is consistent, there are impossible worlds, where contradictions may hold, and that some of the contradictions that hold at such worlds may do justice to some of the contradictions in Buddhism. In reply, while we are happy to endorse impossible worlds containing contradictions, we argue that contradictions concerning emptiness hold, and are meant to hold, at the actual world.