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date: 05 July 2020

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This article examines the Buddhist versions of the no-self conception of the self. It defines the self as one part of the psychophysical complex and the person as the whole of the psychophysical complex. It suggests that the Buddhist anti-realist or reductionist position denies that the self exists and considers the person to be a conceptual fiction. It argues that there are some Buddhist personalists who hold something close to an emergentist view, which suggests that, although the self does not have real existence, the person does.

Keywords: no-self, Buddhist anti-realist, Buddhist reductionist, Buddhist personalists, self, person, emergentist view

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