Abstract

Abstract:

According to Mark Siderits, conventional reality in the Abhidharma Buddhist philosophy, particularly as expounded by Vasubandhu (4 c.e.), is “useful fiction” that is “reducible” to ultimate reality or dharma. It is argued here that if conventional reality is useful in the way Siderits describes it in his “Consequentialist justification,” then weak emergentism better represents the Buddhist metaphysics than reductionism.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-1898
Print ISSN
0031-8221
Pages
pp. 1218-1230
Launched on MUSE
2016-10-13
Open Access
No
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